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Saint James's Creamboat

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Dates Circa 1750
Medium Porcelain
Origin England
Description An extremely rare Saint James's creamboat.

Charles Gouyn, a Huguenot and second-generation jeweller working at St.James’s, London. Helped Nicolas Sprimont set up the Chlesea Porcleain factory.

Gouyn’s factory (Saint James's) made extraordinary pieces of exceptional quality, comprising scent bottles, bonbonnières and figures. This creamboat is a superb example of his excellence and represents the very best decoration of restrained elegance, painted with scattered botanical specimens and small sprays of beautiful flowers, wide facet shaped with puce decorated and angled handle.

Circa 1750-55

Examples of his work are in public collections held in The British Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Royal Collection Trust, The National Archives, Victoria & Albert Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Condition Handle and small part of lip restored