• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 8

    A "PORTOBELLO HARBOR" PLATE

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    A "PORTOBELLO HARBOR" PLATE
    circa 1740
    Showing ships at anchor in the bay with the flanking forts behind them
    9 in. (22.9 cm.) diameter


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    After a 1740 medal commemorating Admiral Vernon's victory in the 1739 battle for the Spanish West Indies colony of Portobello. These plates were made in similar style to "Cape of Good Hope" plates, but are much more rare.