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Antique Lowestoft Porcelain Chelsea Ewer-form Cream Boat(110 views)
Description: Antique Lowestoft Porcelain Chelsea Ewer-form Cream Boat, 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).
Condition Report: Good
Dimensions: 2 1/4 in high (5.7 cm)
Literature: 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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