Items for Sale:    Michele Beiny, Inc.

Chelsea White Figure of the Italian Beggar (c. 1755 England)

Artist

CHELSEA PORCELAIN (1743-1784)

Country of Origin

England

Dated

c. 1755

Medium

Soft Paste Porcelain

Dimensions

  7.75inch high
(  19.68 cm high)


Literature

Similar model: Donald Pierce, English Ceramics: the Frances and Emory Cocke Collection, p. 95, fig. 88, showing an example if the High Museum Atlanta; Frank Stoner, Chelsea Bow and Derby Figures: Their Distinguishing Characteristics, 1955, p. 24, pl. 6, showing both figures together; English Ceramic Transactions, No. 8 Vol. II, London 1942, pl. XLIX

Description / Expertise

This figure originally had a companion depicted as an old bearded man; the two were listed in the 1756 Chelsea Sale Catalogue as “Two fine figures of Italian Beggars”