Sale 22CN03 | Lot 1126

Chelsea Porcelain White 'Goat and Bee'

Catalogue: English & Continental Furniture & Decorative Arts
Chelsea Porcelain White 'Goat and Bee'

Lot Details

Lot 1126
Chelsea Porcelain White 'Goat and Bee'
Circa 1745-1747, incised triangle mark, designed by Nicholas Sprimont
Of pear-shape, the lower part formed as two head-to-tail recumbent goats, a flowering plant delicately applied with a bee below the curved spout, the naturalistic branch handle applied with oak leaves. Height 4 1/8 inches (10.5 cm).

With Graham & Oxley, London, March 1988
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, The Sarah Belk Gambrell Collection, Doyle's, New York, 24 June 2021, lot 52.

Reference Zorka Hodgson, 'Sources of inspiration for the Goat & Bee Jug and other Chelsea creations', English Ceramic Circle Transaction, vol. 14, part 1, p 40, figs 21 and 22, illustrating as a woodblock print by Domenico Campagnols (1500-1567) of 'Two Goats at the foot of a tree' as a possible design source.

C Property of a Private Collector

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $1,260 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

multiple chips to leaves, bee's wings missing, glaze at base did not take on one side

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Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Sold for $1,260 (includes buyer's premium)

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