A Chamberlain Worcester Porcelain Sir James Yeo Service Bowl c.1815

A Chamberlain Worcester Porcelain Sir James Yeo Service Bowl c.1815

Code: 10967

£575.00 Approx $727.85, €670.95

A Chamberlain Worcester armorial porcelain bowl from the Admiral Yeo service c.1815, of footed form, painted and enriched in gilding with the crest, motto and Badge of the Order of the Bath of Admiral Sir James Yeo, the borders richly painted in an Imari palette with flowering shrubs within oval cartouches reserved on royal blue ground gilt with stylised ornament, 16cm diameter For a fuller account of the Admiral Yeo service See John Sandon, ‘The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain, Volume One 1751-1851, page 373 and Geoffrey Godden ‘Chamberlain-Worcester Porcelain 1788-1852’ pp. 116-117 and colour plate XIFrom John Sandon, ‘The Dictionary of Worcester Porcelain 1751-1851’,One of the most important Chamberlain armorial services was made for Sir James Yeo who had ordered a full breakfast, tea and dessert service in 1815. Like his famous predecessor, Admiral Nelson, Yeo chose a pattern from stock, in this case number 298 which had a richly gilded deep blue border with panels of Japan foliage. The painting of his crest and motto on every piece cost 10s. each time, and this accounted for a far greater amount than the cost of the porcelain and border decoration. The set was so lavish that it was not invoiced to Sir James’ estate until 1820, two years after he was killed on a journey home from Jamaica.

Condition: Light crazing to the bowl