Chelsea White Moulded Tea-plant Beaker
1745 – 1749
Height – 7.50cm
The eight-lobed form moulded in high relief with spiralling trails of flowers in the characteristically brilliant glassy white paste of the Triangle period.
This pattern, unique to Chelsea, is presumably a creation of the silversmith Nicholas Sprimont and is reminiscent of patterns found on repoussé silver. The name tea-plant is a modern invention.
Condition – Minute flake to rim.