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Basket of Fruit

Manufacturer: Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory

Date: c.1758
Dimensions:
Overall: 11.2 x 4.5 cm (4 7/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Medium: Glassy (frit) soft-paste porcelain with overglaze enamels, gilding; gold mounts
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:England, London, Chelsea
Object number: G83.1.980.1-.2
DescriptionChelsea basket of fruit scent bottle and a stopper. The tall white basket is painted with scattered insects and it has the gilt-edged handles. The rim is overflowing with red and white cherries and green leaves, surmounted by a white bird stopper. The bottle and stopper necks are mounted in gilt-metal.