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

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sphinx, pair, modelled with a woman’s head and breast, wearing an Egyptian inspired head-dress, on a recumbent lion’s body, the sphinxes were produced during the second period of Chelsea’s production, known as raised anchor and have that symbol on the front of each base. During this period the body was improved and chemical analysis has shown that the glaze was whitened with the addition of a small amount of tin-oxide.
Maker and role
manufacturer: Chelsea porcelain factory (estab. circa 1743-1745, closed 1769)
Production place
Chelsea, London, England
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Media description
[soft-paste] porcelain
100 x 60 x 145 mm
Measurement details
height: 100mm
width: 60mm
depth: 145mm
Credit line
purchased with funds provided by the Nina Stanton 18th Century Porcelain Bequest, 2017
and a specific donation from Ambassador, Andrew Dixon
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
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