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Chelsea Triangle Period Fluted Jug

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Dates Circa 1745
Medium Porcelain
Origin England
Description An extremely rare and early white Triangle Period Chelsea fluted and baluster shaped jug, the scroll handle with an elaborate acanthus leaf moulded on the upper terminal, issuing three sprays of flowers, the pedestal foot applied in bold relief with strawberries and leaves.

Incised triangle mark.

14cm High

12.5cm Wide

6cm Dia (Foot)

Condition Restoration to the lip and chips to some of the leaves.
Literature Elizabeth Adams, Chelsea Porcelain, p.39, figure 4.1, for a coloured example of this model, in the British Museum. See also O. Glendenning & D MacAlister, Chelsea, The Triangle Wares, ECC Transactions,1935, Vol.1, pt.3, for two white examples of this model, one in The Dublin Museum.
A rare model of this jug, painted with a blue scrolling leaf design is in the Cecil Higgins Museum, Bedford, U.K.