An Extremely Rare Pair of Chelsea Dishes
Each dish painted with famille rose enamels in imitation of Chinese porcelain.
Decorated in the centre within a gilded cartouche with a bird perched on a flowering tree growing among rocks
Surrounded by more flowering plants
With a narrow rim with a lobed edge painted with floral sprays in five compartments separated by diaper ornament on a turquoise ground.
Chelsea Late Raised Anchor C1752-53
Diameter: 7″ (17.8 cm)
Condition: some crazing
Star crack to base of first dish stabilised
Second dish with a shallow rim chip 1.6 x 0.7 cm filled and associated 4.0cm hairline to rim
See Victoria and Albert Museum, C.247-1935 for a similar dish bequeathed by Herbert Allen
Simon Spero Winter Newsletter January 2008 p11 for a similar dish