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[mass noun] A type of soft-paste porcelain made at Chelsea in the 18th century.
- ‘The china was close in style to contemporary Chelsea ware and Bow ware, whose factories Derby absorbed in the 1770s.’
- ‘Among the earliest specimens of Chelsea ware are the crawfish salts in the British Museum, which are undoubtedly the work of Sprimont.’
- ‘Though the works were sold in 1769, and moved to Derby, the original Chelsea ware fetch high values.’
- ‘The first English porcelain was probably produced at Chelsea (see Chelsea ware) under Charles Gouyn, but his successor, Nicholas Sprimont, was responsible for the high-quality wares, especially the superb figures, for which the factory became famous.’
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