Presented for sale is a magnificent 1840 English Chamberlain Worcester encrusted porcelain card tray with porcelain-formed seashells, centered with a hand-painted scene. The tray has rope twisted handles, and the shells are embedded on a raised "seaweed" border. The interior is painted with nesting birds surrounded by a cobalt border enhanced with gilded coral. It is raised on a footed base.
The tray is in excellent condition with no visible losses with the exception of a very professional restoration to one of the rope handles where the handle meets the rim of the holder. The piece is not marked as shown.
Size: 9 ½” Length by 7” Width.
1840 Chamberlain Worcester Topographical Shell Encrusted Card Tray