Sale 21BG01 | Lot 52

Chelsea White Porcelain Goat and Bee Milk Jug

Catalogue: The Sarah Belk Gambrell Collection of European Porcelain

Lot Details

Lot 52
Chelsea White Porcelain Goat and Bee Milk Jug
Circa 1745-49, incised triangle mark to the underside, designed by Nicholas Sprimont
Of pear-shape, the base of the jug slip-cast with two opposing recumbent goats resting on an irregular mound base, beneath the curved spout, a large bee rests on a relief-molded tall blossoming tea plant, the applied handle naturalistically modeled as a foliate oak branch.
Height 4 1/4 inches, width overall 3 1/4 inches.

Nicholas Sprimont was born in Liege, a French-speaking region of Flanders and was active in London between 1716-1771.
This form is thought to be inspired by a silver form that has yet to be located. For an incised triangle marked white example see the British Museum, London, no. 1888, 0307, II.16. Also see Christie's, London, 2 November 1998, lot 75; 18 November 1999, lot 26; and 11 October 2002, lot 30.


C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell

Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Minor chips to oak leaves and to tip of bee's wing.


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The Sarah Belk Gambrell Collection of European Porcelain

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