Chelsea Porcelain Factory, ‘"Hans Sloane" botanical plate’, ca. 1753-55, Design/Decorative Art, Soft-paste porcelain, Michele Beiny Inc.
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"Hans Sloane" botanical plate, ca. 1753-55

Soft-paste porcelain
8 1/4 in diameter
21 cm diameter
Location
New York
MBI
Michele Beiny Inc.
New York

This decoration, known as “Hans Sloane”, consists of realistic specimens of plants, flowers, …

Medium
Condition
Two small rim chip repairs.
Chelsea Porcelain Factory
ca. 1745–1784
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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 beside the Ranelagh pleasure gardens in London, the factory formed relationships with royal patrons, who granted access to a collection of Meissen porcelain that served as influence to many early figures. Over the years, the styles of Chelsea porcelain were modified continually, and have been separated into four periods, distinguished by identifying marks on the bottom of the wares. By the 1760s, the Chelsea Porcelain Factory had adopted a high Rococo style, heavily influenced by the French royal porcelain factory at Sèvres.

Chelsea Porcelain Factory, ‘"Hans Sloane" botanical plate’, ca. 1753-55, Design/Decorative Art, Soft-paste porcelain, Michele Beiny Inc.
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Michele Beiny Inc.
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This decoration, known as “Hans Sloane”, consists of realistic specimens of plants, flowers, leaves, vegetables and fruit, displayed on dishes, plates and sometimes holloware, with butterflies painted with slight shadowing and insects used to conceal small defects in the paste. Sir Hans Sloane, Lord of the Manor of …

Medium
Condition
Two small rim chip repairs.
Chelsea Porcelain Factory
ca. 1745–1784
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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 beside the Ranelagh pleasure gardens in London, the factory formed relationships with royal patrons, who granted access to a collection of Meissen porcelain that served as influence to many early figures. Over the years, the styles of Chelsea porcelain were modified continually, and have been separated into four periods, distinguished by identifying marks on the bottom of the wares. By the 1760s, the Chelsea Porcelain Factory had adopted a high Rococo style, heavily influenced by the French royal porcelain factory at Sèvres.

"Hans Sloane" botanical plate, ca. 1753-55

Soft-paste porcelain
8 1/4 in diameter
21 cm diameter
Location
New York
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