A pair of Chelsea figural salts, circa 1755
Lot 63
A pair of Chelsea figural salts, circa 1755
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,991) inc. premium
Lot Details
A pair of Chelsea figural salts, circa 1755
Probably modelled by Joseph Willems after Meissen prototypes, as a Turk and a Levantine lady seated and holding large scallop shells painted with sprays of flowers, their Turkish dress painted in tones of pale puce and yellow, the mound bases applied with flowers, 15.6cm high and 16.5cm high, red anchor mark to female figure (some restoration) (2)

Footnotes

  • In 1753 Horace Walpole wrote that displays of sugar plums and other confectionery had 'long given way to harlequins, gondoliers, Turks, Chinese, and shepherdesses of Saxon china'
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