13 - 14 June 2002
Six Chelsea blue-ground plates
Circa 1760, five with gold anchor marks
Similarly decorated to the preceding, three with exotic birds in a landscape with boulders and three with songbirds perched in a tree, within circular gilt scroll and ogival arch cartouches, the border with scrolling foliage and within shaped gilt dentil rims (two of the first with a rim chip, the last with chipped footrim, all with some rubbing to gilding of wells and rims)
8½ in. (21.5 cm.) diam. (6)
Thomas, 2nd Marquess of Bath (1765-1837), Longleat, Wiltshire and by descent at Longleat.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
1869 Inventory, 'Fourteen old Chelsea plates deep blue with insects in gold and exotic birds in colours in medallions'.
1896 Inventory (2nd Marquess' Heirloons).
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Records achieved for 15 artists across a competitive auction week
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June