13 - 14 June 2002
Six Chelsea blue-ground plates
Circa 1760, gold anchor marks
En suite to the preceding (one riveted; one chipped; two cracked to the underside; all with rubbing to gilding)
8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. (6)
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'.
1896 Inventory (2nd Marquess' Heirloons).
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