A Chelsea ecuelle and cover, fulsomely painted with fancy and aquatic birds. Applied flowers and leaves decorate the bases of the twig handles, while the uncommon (but original) knop on the lid is a beautiful flower painted in three colors. The ecuelle's interior features a large convolvulus spray.
The condition of this gem is superb, with bright colors and no missing paint. There is a very small spot of high quality and invisible restoration to the bottom of the knop's stem, where it meets the leaves.There is also a 3/8" sliver on the inside flange of the cover (shown at 12:00 in the last photo), of no importance or impact on beauty or value, and mentioned only for the sake of full disclosure. The ecuelle is 7 1/8" in diameter to the ends of the handles, and 4 1/2" in height to the top of the knop.