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Antique English Porcelain Lowestoft  Chelsea Ewer Creamboat..


Antique Lowestoft Porcelain Chelsea Ewer-form Cream Boat,

Circa 1770.

(Rwef: ny4861-nnrr)


The Lowestoft porcelain cream boat, of a shape known at other factories as a low Chelsea Ewer, has a scalloped raised rim and is moulded with serpentine flutes terminating in leafy stems on the lower half.   There is an angled loop handle with thumb-rest and flattened lower terminal.  It is decorated with a bouquet of flowers to one side and on the other two flower heads.  


In the interior base, there is a flower sprig in purple (as does the one illustrated in the Norwich Castle Museum Catalogue).


Dimensions: 2 1/4 in high (5.7 cm)


Reference:

Lowestoft Porcelain in Norwich Castle Museum, Norfolk Museum Services, page

117, #137 & page 118 for drawing of shape.


Lowestoft Porcelain in Norwich Castle Museum, Norfolk Museum Services, Vol 2, Polychrome, plate 13a & page 71 for a very similar example.


For a Worcester example see Sandon, John. The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, Vol. I, 1751-1851, page104 & 105, for discussion on form and illustration.



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