French porcelain tureen, decorated by Billingsly at Brampton, c. 1805
French porcelain tureen & integral stand, painted with flower specimens within gilt foliate and yellow band borders, the flowers all named in red script beneath, consisting of: Irish Heath. Spiked Speedwort. Fly Orchid. Perennial Flax. The porcelain C. 1805, the painting soon after, by William Billingsley, probably at his decorating studio at Brampton-in-Torksey (1802-1808).
wear to gold on lid
26cm wide, 14cm high
Provenance: Gardiner Collection, Toronto, inventory number to base.