An unusual 18th century French soft paste porcelain barrell shape mustard pot & cover,with moulded ‘crabstock’ handle & trailing leaves, fitted with ‘silver metal’ mounts & hinge.
Attributed to Chantilly.
Date: circa 1735-45
Height : 3¼” (8.3cm)
Condition : Handle break with ‘stapled’ repair, small losses to some of the leaves, minute chip to edge of base. The ‘notches’ to allow for a spoon have been cut post manufacture, presumably when the ‘silver’ mount was added.
Stock ref : 17671/ykp-
Price: £ 295
*A similar example, with polychrome decoration, in the collection of the ‘Legion of Honor/San Francisco Museum of Art’ (see photos)
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