13 - 14 June 2002
A pair of Bow flared pierced circular baskets
Painted in the manner of James Welsh with a bouquet including a pink rose, an orange and yellow chrysanthemum and blue and red flower-sprays, and with scattered flower-sprays and a blue-winged insect, the rim with iron-red scrolling foliage, and the sides with iron-red scrolling foliage (one with several minute rim chips, the other with extensive sanding to the interior)
6¾ in. (17 cm.) diam. (2)
Almost certainly purchased by Thomas, 2nd Marquess of Bath (1765-1837), Longleat, Wiltshire and by descent at Longleat.
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1869 Inventory, 'A pair of Chelsea openwork baskets painted with flowers'.
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