Sale 21BG01 | Lot 51

Chelsea Porcelain Documentary 'Goat and Bee' Milk Jug

Catalogue: The Sarah Belk Gambrell Collection of European Porcelain

Lot Details

Lot 51
Chelsea Porcelain Documentary 'Goat and Bee' Milk Jug
Circa 1745-49, incised triangle and script Chelsea mark, designed by Nicholas Sprimont
Of pear-shape enameled in colors, the base of the jug slip-cast with two opposing recumbent goats resting on an irregular mound base, one with fur markings in brown, the other spotted in grey, beneath the curved spout a large yellow winged black bee rests on a relief-molded spray of a tall blossoming tea plant, the applied handle naturalistically modeled as a foliate oak branch.
Height 4 3/16 inches.

Mrs. Radford, Lested Lodge, Well Walk, Hampstead.
Sotheby's, London, 3 November 1943, lot 86.
D.M. & P. Manheim, New York City, April 1949.

Antiques, May 1949, Volume LV, No. 5, p. 325.

Nicholas Sprimont was born in Liege, a French-speaking region of Flanders. He was active in London between 1716-1771.

While all recorded polychrome examples seem to be marked with the incised triangle and sometimes a date, the present jug appears to be the only one extant with both an incised triangle and Chelsea in script.

For a similarly marked documentary white example from the Katz Collection, see the Museum Fine Arts Boston, accession no. 1988.700. Another at the British Museum, London, no. 1887,0307,II.16. For a similarly enameled example, see the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, accession no. 2875-1901.

C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Multiple cracks and filled chip near spout, restoration and losses to handle and bee's wings.

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The Sarah Belk Gambrell Collection of European Porcelain

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