A spectacular Chelsea porcelain covered porringer. This wonderful piece is profusely decorated, even on the inside of the bowl, with butterflies, moths, other insects, and flowers. A veritable rainbow of colors was used in the enameling. The finial on the lid is a naturalistically molded rose with hues of reds and pinks, and the handles are painted with a distinct bluish green. The underside has the Chelsea red anchor mark and displays the stilt marks indicative of Chelsea.
Overall condition is excellent, with little if any wear or losses to the bowl. There are some small chips to the rose petal edges, and at some point there was an old restoration, visible under black light, to the edge of the bowl and the underside of the lid in one area, the extent of which is difficult to tell because of the overspraying there. The bowl is 6 3/4 " in diameter, 8" handle tip to handle tip, and stands 4 1/2" tall to the top of the rose.