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The Late Major-General Sir Edward Spears, Christie's London, 5 July 1974, lot 177 (part).
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE DR. KNIGHT
David Peters, Sèvres Plates and Services of the 18th Century (Hertfordshire, 2005), Vol. II, p. 431.