18th Century Derby Chelsea “Cupid on Tree-stump with Mug” Porcelain Fob Pendant
DATE: Georgian, c.1750
An original 18th Century porcelain Derby Chelsea period fob seal. This particular piece features Cupid on a tree-stump holding a cup, and displays the pale colouring typical of the Chelsea factory. The original gold bail and seal base are both present on this Georgian piece. These seals would have been given as love tokens by the rich and famous of the day. Features the motto in red, "MON AMOUR EST BADIN", or "My love is playful". Excerpt from Bryant's The Chelsea Porcelian Toys (1925) pp.119-120 - "Cupid sitting on a green tree-stump, holding with his left hand a foaming mug above his head... The base is white and concave, with the motto in red, "MON AMOUR EST BADEN."
Agate Hardstone Panel
Height: 33.5mm - Width: 15.7mm
No marks present, tests as 9k gold fittings