Chelsea pair of figural salts

Chelsea pair of figural salts

Code: 5137


Circa 1753-55

Soft-paste porcelain            

Height: 6 ½ and 6 in. (16.5 and 15.2 cm.)

Marks: red anchor on male figure

A set of 100 engravings of various Nationals executed by several artists was published by La Hay in Paris in 1714 by order of Comte Charles de Ferriol, French Ambassador to Constantinople. Many of these figures were copied in porcelain at Meissen. Chelsea reproduced the Seated Turk and Companion, which was first modeled by Kändler and Reinicke in 1748.