Chelsea Porcelain Factory (1744-1769)
Apollo, from Apollo and the Nine Muses, is shown here as patron of poetry, music and leader of the Muses, with his attribute of the Lyre. The nine muses, goddesses of poetic inspiration and the creative arts, are all shown with their individual attributes also in Upton's collection. Lord Bearsted was a passionate collector of porcelain, including this Chelsea Gold Anchor.
Chelsea figure of Apollo. Part of a set of Apollo and the Nine Muses, with its emblem, superbly coloured and supported on lobed quadrangular base painted with butterflies, flowers and bearing the name. Maker's mark - gold anchor mark. 1765 (circa).
Marks and inscriptions
Apollo; maker's mark - gold anchor mark
Makers and roles
Chelsea Porcelain Factory (1744-1769), maker