Elegant English porcelain ewer, serpent handle, flowers, c. 1825.
Unusual English porcelain ewer, the egg-shaped body with superb painting of strawberries cherries, roses, pansies, daisies, etc., casting shadows onto a graduated ‘earth’ ground, the spreading foot and trefoil lip richly gilt, the unusual asymmetric handle modelled as a serpent with tail coiled at end.
Faint gilt ‘585’ to base,
19cm high, foot 6.5cm wide
the handle restored with gold leaf finish, the foot edge gilt slightly worn
Possibly Davenport, with the decoration appearing on their wares as well as others such as Coalport. Other examples found of this shape with distinct serpent handle are all unattributed.