13 - 14 June 2002
Four Chelsea blue-ground plates
Circa 1760, gold anchor marks
The centres of each painted with two exotic birds perched on branches and among berried shrubs and grasses within a shaped mazarine-blue border edged with gilt C-scrolls and with gilt foliage within shaped gilt dentil rims (some rubbing to gilt flowers and foliage)
8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm.) diam. (4)
Thomas, 2nd Marquess of Bath (1765-1837), Longleat, Wiltshire and by descent at Longleat.
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1869 Inventory, 'Fourteen old Chelsea plates deep blue with insects in gold and exotic birds in colours in medallions'.
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