Chelsea Porcelain Scale-Pattern Two-Handled Chocolate Cup and Cover
Circa 1755-65, gold anchor mark
Of beaker form flanked by gilt enriched vine handles, the domed cover with a gilt enriched scroll finial, painted front and back with a bird perched on a berried branch, above overlapping puce feathers forming a scale ground. Height 5 1/2 inches. Together with a Chelsea Porcelain Chocolate Cup and Saucer, circa 1760, gold anchor mark, the cup with auricular handles, decorated in puce with exotic birds, within gilt stiff-leaf borders. Height 2 1/2 inches.
For a pair of comparable Chelsea scale-pattern chocolate cups, see American Collecting in the English Tradition: Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Christie's, New York, October 27, 2015, lot 69.
C An Upper East Side Private Collection
Additional Notes & Condition Report
Puce chocolate cup: restorations to rim. Diameter of saucer 5 1/8 inches.
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