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Plate - The Fox, the Dog and the Cock

The Fox, the Dog and the Cock

  • Object:

    Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Chelsea, England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1753-1755 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sprimont, Nicholas (probably, modeller)
    O'Neale, J. H. (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and moulded decoration in relief

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:

    414:352-1885

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics Study Galleries, Britain & Europe, room 139, case B, shelf 2

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The metalwork shape of this dish reveals it to be the design of the silversmith Nicholas Sprimont. He was the proprietor of the Chelsea factory. Such expensive dishes were made for light use as dessert services. They also had a secondary role as display objects. J. H. O'Neale decorated the dish with one of the ever-popular Aesop's Fables.

Physical description

Plate of soft-paste porcelain, painted with enamels and moulded in relief, with a scene from Aesop's fable The Fox, the Dog and the Cockrepresented as a landscape with a river and mountains, and the rim is moulded with shell ornament and painted with detached flowers.

Place of Origin

Chelsea, England (made)

Date

ca. 1753-1755 (made)

Artist/maker

Sprimont, Nicholas (probably, modeller)
O'Neale, J. H. (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and moulded decoration in relief

Dimensions

Diameter: 22.9 cm

Object history note

Probably modelled by Nicholas Sprimont, and painting by J.H.O'Neale.

Descriptive line

Plate of soft-paste porcelain painted with enamels and moulded in relief, probably modelled by Nicholas Sprimont, painted by J.H. O'Neale, Chelsea, ca. 1753-1755.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Hildyard, Robin. European Ceramics. London : V&A Publications, 1999. 144 p., ill. ISBN 185177260X

Materials

Soft-paste porcelain

Techniques

Painted; Moulded

Subjects depicted

Tree; Landscapes (representations); Dog (animal); Fox

Categories

Porcelain; Ceramics

Collection code

CER

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