figure

manufacturer: Chelsea porcelain factory (estab. circa 1743-1745, closed 1769)

circa 1755
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Description
figure of Chinaman modelled seated on a tree stump gazing to his left, his long robe washed in pale yellow and decorated with sprays of Indianischen blumen. Indianisches blumen literally East Indies flowers, floral decoration introduced at Meissen by Höroldt, after 1720. Name derived from the fact that most of the Oriental porcelain was arriving in Europe on East India Companies’ ships. The style was employed by other factories in Europe including Chelsea Chinoiserie is the European interpretation of an Oriental design.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Chelsea porcelain factory (estab. circa 1743-1745, closed 1769)
Production place
Chelsea, London, England
Production date
circa 1755
1752-1756
Media description
porcelain, polychrome enamel decoration
Measurements
125 x dia 600 mm
Measurement details
height: 125mm
diameter: 600mm
Credit line
purchased with funds provided by the Nina Stanton 18th Century Porcelain Bequest, 2014
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
Accession number
A1346

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