21 January 2003
A CHELSEA BOTANICAL DESSERT PLATE,
Circa 1759, brown anchor mark,
Of Hans Sloane type, painted with specimens of honeysuckle and rose, the shaped border with brown rim line
8½in. (21.5cm.) diam.
Lowenadler Collection, no. 14
With D.M. & P. Manhaim, New York
Gladys L. Robertson, Galt, Ontario, No. 97
Anon sale, Sotheby's, New York, 25 October 1991, lot 34
Howard Gilman, New York
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