6 December 2004
A CHELSEA LOBED SAUCER
CIRCA 1750, RAISED ANCHOR MARK
Painted with a bouquet, scattered specimen flowers, two flowerheads and insects (minor glaze blemishes to rim, minute chip to footrim)
4¾ in. (12 cm.) wide
Anon., sale Sotheby's, New York, 9th April 1999, lot 290 (part).
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Cf. the closely similar example from the Lady Corah Collection, sold in these Rooms, 5th June 1978, lot 84.
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