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A CHELSEA 'HANS SLOANE' BOTANICAL PLATE AND A RETICULATED BASKET
A CHELSEA 'HANS SLOANE' BOTANICAL PLATE AND A RETICULATED BASKET

CIRCA 1755, IRON-RED ANCHOR MARK TO BOTH

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A CHELSEA 'HANS SLOANE' BOTANICAL PLATE AND A RETICULATED BASKET
CIRCA 1755, IRON-RED ANCHOR MARK TO BOTH
The plate painted with a specimen Antholyza and scattered insects; the oval basket painted with loose bouquets and flower sprigs, the rim with four panels pierced as basketweave; both with brown-line rims
8 1/2 in. (21.5 cm.) diameter, the plate; 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) long, the basket (2)
Provenance
Dr. Bellamy Gardener (the plate).
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 14 February 1984 (the plate).
With J. Polar Antiques, San Francisco, April 1989 (the basket), April 1990 (the plate).
Literature
Dr. Bellamy Gardener, "Old Chelsea Plates Decorated with Sir Hans Sloane's Plants", Apollo, November 1939, figs. VI, VII. Patrick Synge-Hutchinson, "G.D. Ehret's Botanical Designs on Chelsea Porcelain", Connoisseur, October 1958, pp. 88-94.

Lot Essay

The decoration on the present plate is based on an engraving of an Antholyza by G.D. Ehret, published as plate XL in vol. 1 of Philip Miller's Figures of Plants.

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