March 27, 2012

A Swansea cup & saucer with Thomas Baxter figures

This is a rarity: A Swansea London-shape cup & saucer, superbly painted by Baxter with classical figures, the cup with a depiction of the god Mercury, the saucer with the goddess Ceres.    
Unmarked, but unmistakeably Swansea porcelain, it dates to Circa 1817. 
There are only a handful of classical figures by Baxter recorded; this one comes from a pair of chache-pots, signed & dated 1801.

This rarity is part of the 2012 Exhibition at Moorabool Antique Galleries, Geelong, Australia.
Item page with details & photos here

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