AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF CHELSEA MELON TUREENS AND COVERS, CIRCA 1755
AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF CHELSEA MELON TUREENS AND COVERS, CIRCA 1755
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Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF CHELSEA MELON TUREENS AND COVERS, CIRCA 1755

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 USD

Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF CHELSEA MELON TUREENS AND COVERS, CIRCA 1755

Estimate: 7,000 - 10,000 USD

Lot Sold:4,375USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from the Estate of Susan S. Dillon

AN ASSEMBLED PAIR OF CHELSEA MELON TUREENS AND COVERS, CIRCA 1755


each naturalistically modeled and shaded in yellow and green, the knop formed as a looped stalk issuing leaves and yellow blossoms and buds, one tureen and cover with red anchor beneath numeral 2 marks, the other tureen with a red anchor beneath numeral 17, its cover with a red anchor over numeral 7.

length 7 in.

17.8 cm

Condition Report

One melon tureen base with a body crack to interior, measuring approximately 11.5cm long.

Both tureen covers areas of over-painting to green leaves and stem handles. These areas have significant flaking to the over-painting. There are chips and restored chips to leaves and flowers, some of which parially made-up. One stem handle with restored chip to an edge, possibly has been off but over-painting makes it difficult to determine extent of damage.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Provenance

The Antique Porcelain Company, New York


Catalogue Note

Copied directly from the Meissen original, Chelsea melon tureens are mentioned in the manufactory's 1755 Sale Catalogue, First Day's Sale, Monday March 10, p. 4, lot 38: "Two fine cabbage leaves and 2 fine melons, for desart"; see the facsimile reproduction of this catalogue in the Appendix of Chelsea Porcelain at Williamsburg, 1977, by John C. Austin. 


A similar pair, Property from the Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon, was sold in these rooms, November 21, 2014, lot 387.

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics
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