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Saucer - Lion and the Mouse

Lion and the Mouse

  • Object:

    Saucer

  • Place of origin:

    London, England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain painted with enamels <i>en camaïeu</i>in crimson

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:384-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain & Europe, room 139, case 3, shelf 3

Physical description

Saucer of porcelain, painted with enamels en camaïeuin crimson, with Aesop's fable of the Lion and the Mouse, and the wavy rim is painted with floral sprays.

Place of Origin

London, England (made)

Date

ca. 1755 (made)

Artist/maker

Chelsea Porcelain factory (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain painted with enamels en camaïeuin crimson

Marks and inscriptions

An anchor

Dimensions

Diameter: 11.7 cm

Object history note

One of two saucers with 414:384/A-1885 (Sch. I 174A)
These pieces were purchased by Lady Charlotte Schreiber at Mr Baldwin's sale, Forster's, for 15 shillings and £1 in May 1870

Descriptive line

Saucer of porcelain, painted with enamels en camaïeuin crimson, with Aesop's fable of the Lion and the Mouse, made by Chelsea Porcelain factory, London, ca. 1755.

Materials

Porcelain

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Lion (animal); Mouse (animal)

Categories

Ceramics; Porcelain

Collection code

CER

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