Chelsea Porcelain Factory
ca. 1745 - 1784
Collected by major museums
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Catering to royalty and aristocracy, the Chelsea Porcelain Factory was the first important factory of its kind in 18th-century England. Founded by Charles Gouyn and Nicholas Sprimont in 1743, the factory was ultimately managed by Sprimont, whose background as a silversmith to inform his practice. Conveniently situated …

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