An image of Tea bowl and saucer

Chelsea

(England 1744 – 1769)

Tea bowl and saucer

Location
18th c European porcelain
Further information

Bold floral decoration in the style of botanical illustrations appears on Chelsea porcelain from c1755 and is often described as ‘of Hans Sloane type’. Besides bequeathing the collection which formed the core of the British Museum on its foundation in 1753, Sloane was also a physician and botanist who provided the land on which the Chelsea Physic Garden was laid out in the 1720s.

Year
circa 1755
Media
Ceramic
Medium
soft-paste porcelain
Dimensions
Tea bowl 5.5 x 7.4 cm diam; saucer 2.9 x 11.8 cm diam :
a - tea bowl; 5.5 x 7.4 cm
b - saucer; 2.9 x 11.8 cm
Credit
On loan from Kenneth Reed
Accession number
L2010.205.a-b