Chelsea-Derby cup & saucer, bird-in-branches & pinecone moulded, c. 1775

$565.00 AUD

Rare Chelsea-Derby cup & saucer, the cup moulded in high relief with two birds perched on a flowering prunus branch to one side, a birdless flowering branch the other, the saucer with an overlapping ‘pinecone’ (or sunflower?) moulded ground, the rims with a narrow deep blue enamel band bearing a gilt vetruvian scroll pattern, a small gilt flowerhead placed off centre inside the cup to disguise a thick glaze globule.
Gild ‘Anchor & D’ mark,
circa 1770

saucer 13cm wide, cup 7.5cm wide

Some wear to goldrims, chip to outer rim of saucer, otherwise good.

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