manufacturer: Chelsea-Derby porcelain factory (estab. 1770, closed 1784)

circa 1758-1764
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chamber stick with handle at back. Mounted on a Rococo base in front of a bocage of modelled and applied leaves and flowers. Back appears to have been pushed forward from the draft in the kiln. A brown fox, with black front paws drinks from a dish, while a blue crane with black feathers has his beak touching his back, while trying to reach the dish. they stand on ground covered with green leaves and white and yellow flowers and behind them is bocage, of green leaves and white, red and yellow flowers. The figure group all stands on a Rococo base that is decorated with aqua paint and gilt. The chamber stick has a handle on the back for moving the candle from room to room as light is required.
Represents Aesop's fable of the fox and the stork.
Chamber stick for moving from chamber to chamber (room to room).
Maker and role
manufacturer: Chelsea-Derby porcelain factory (estab. 1770, closed 1784)
Production place
Derby, Derbyshire, England
Production date
circa 1758-1764
205 x 170 x 140 mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
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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