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Chelsea-Derby Chocolate Cup and Saucer

by Edward Withers

 c.1775  

 

Price: SOLD (Reference 402ii)

 

This chocolate cup has scattered flower sprays, including rose and tulips. The painting is superb - light, naturalistic and delicate. On the reverse of the saucer there is a leaf - presumably the artist at work to cover a minor imperfection or inclusion in the fabric of the saucer - a charming detail. The condition is excellent. 

 

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