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A fine pair of Chelsea vases

Provenance:
The Earls of Coventry, Crome Court, and    The Crome Estate Trust

 

Literature:
See Yvonne Hackenbroch, Chelsea and Other Porcelain and Enamel in the Irwin Untermyer Collection, figure 64, for another pair of Chelsea claret ground vases of this form, formerly the property of Horace Walpole, Strawberry Hill, and recorded by Walpole in his 1764 inventory 'Two vases of Chelsea porcelain, claret colour, gold and white, with cartouches historic figures'

A fine pair of Chelsea vases, of flattened baluster form, each with flared neck and two pierced scroll handles, painted in coloured enamels with putti, emblematic of the Four Seasons, within gilt scroll, flower and leaf cartouches, the claret ground with gilt diaper and pendant flower and leaf borders, 8" high, circa 1760-62, gold anchor marks



A fine pair of Chelsea vases