Manufactory Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory British

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 510

This teapot is one of the earliest products of the Chelsea factory, which became the preeminent porcelain factory in England in the eighteenth century. It is marked with an incised triangle, the first mark employed by the factory. The design of the teapot, in which acanthus leaves appear to entirely encase the form, reflects the reliance upon motifs from nature that is characteristic of Chelsea’s early production.

[Elizabeth Sullivan, 2014]

#407. Teapots

Teapot, Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (British, 1744–1784), Soft-paste porcelain, British, Chelsea

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