Painted pot and cover with peacock pattern, 1740-1770. The porcelain factory at Chelsea was managed by Nicholas Sprimont, a Hugenot silversmith. He continued to make silver after starting his porcelain business, and many pieces of early Chelsea are influenced by silver shapes. The location of his factory was conveniently close to the pleasure gardens at Ranelagh, patronised by royalty and the aristocracy. The factory specialised in figures, vases, and fine enamalled tablewares.