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Painted pot and cover with peacock pattern. This pot is of Chelsea type china. The porcelain factory at Chelsea was set up and managed by Nicholas Sprimont, a Hugenot silversmith. He continued to make silver after starting his porcelain business, and many pieces of early Chelsea are influenced by silver shapes. The location of his factory was conveniently close to the pleasure gardens at Ranelagh, patronised by royalty and the aristocracy. The factory specialised in figures, vases, and fine enamelled tablewares, aimed at the most exclusive end of the market. In the 1760s the Chelsea factory made tableware and figures in the high Rococo style, influenced by the sumptuous porcelain made by the French royal porcelain factory at Sevres.
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