Rare Chelsea fable butter tub
Rare Chelsea fable butter tub

A rare Chelsea butter tub and cover



with lug handles and strawberry finial standing on three scroll feet, finely painted by Jeffreyes Hammett O’Neale with Fable decoration with the lion and the leopard, the cover painted with the fox and a lamb, the reverse of the tub is painted with flowers in the Meissen style with gold line rims.
c.1758-60
Gold anchor mark
Diam. 5.2 inches

Fable decoration is uncommon in the Gold Anchor period

Stock number: 10359.