An important Coalport sucrier and cover painted in Bristol by Thomas Pardoe, circa 1815
Lot 258
An important Coalport sucrier and cover painted in Bristol by Thomas Pardoe, circa 1815
£1,500 - 2,000
US$ 2,400 - 3,300

Lot Details
An important Coalport sucrier and cover painted in Bristol by Thomas Pardoe, circa 1815
Of oval shape with twin handles and a gilded finial, painted in colours with panels of seashells and weed, reserved on a peach-coloured ground gilt with caillouté, 13.2cm high (2)

Footnotes

  • This sucrier and cover is part of one of only four tea and coffee services identified as having been painted by Thomas Pardoe in his decorating workshop at Bristol. These comprise a service made for the Honourable Mrs King, illustrated by Morton Nance, pl CLXXXVIIIA, another made for Lord Milford in 1818, a third for William Lewes of Duffryn House, Carmarthenshire in 1812, and the service of which the present lot forms a part. A coffee can and saucer from the Milford service was sold in these rooms on 10 December 2003, and a milk jug from the Lewes service on 10 December 2008, lot 281. The Lewes Service features panels of shells similar to those on this lot, a style of painting little changed since Pardoe's days at the Cambrian Pottery. See Jonathan Gray, The Cambrian Company, Swansea Pottery in London 1806-1808 (2012), pls 6.70 and 6.71, pp.198-200 for a Cambrian pottery cabaret tray and matching teapot and cover painted with shells by Pardoe in similar style. The teapot and cover and a saucer dish from the same service as the present lot is illustrated at pls 6.72, p.201
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