Chelsea Porcelain White Leaf-Molded Chocolate-Pot
Circa 1745-1748, incised triangle mark
Of pear-shape with integral leaf spout, the bound bamboo handled with splayed lower terminal, spiral molded allover with overlapping acanthus or so-called 'strawberry' leaves, extending at the foot into three prunt feet. Height 7 1/8 inches (18 cm).
Acquired London, 2009, likely from Simon Spero.
For a similar example, see the British Museum Collection, object no. 1887,0307,II.14 (noting that the lid does not match). Also see The Jessie and Sigmund Katz Collection, at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, object no. 1988.725a-b. For an acanthus-molded Chelsea teapot and cover, see The Brian Haughton Gallery, London, object no. 1873. For an acanthus-molded jug, see Bonham's, London, 10 June 2003, lot 140. For a closely related Chantilly cream-jug, dated 1735-45, see the British Museum Collection, object no. OA.10454.
For another similar from the Fleur Hoyland Collection,
see Simon Spero, English Porcelain and Enamels 1745-1780, June 2013, cat. no. 1 (priced at £8,500). See Errol Manners, 'Some Continental Influences on English Porcelain', English Ceramic Circle Transactions, vol. 19, part 3, 2007, pp. 9-14 for a comparison between this Chelsea form and examples at Chantilly.
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