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About the object

1745 – 1749

The eight-lobed form moulded in high relief with spiralling trails of flowers in the characteristically brilliant glassy white paste of the Triangle period.

This pattern, unique to Chelsea, is presumably a creation of the silversmith Nicholas Sprimont and is reminiscent of patterns found on repoussé silver. The name tea-plant is a modern invention.

Dimensions

Height – 7.50cm

Condition report

Minute flake to rim.