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A Chelsea leaf shaped dish

Mellor Cobham Collection

A Chelsea leaf shaped dish, with stalk loop handle, finely painted in coloured enamels with a partly peeled conker on a branch, a caterpillar, a butterfly and other insects, the underside moulded with twig and leaf feet, brown line rim, 9" wide, circa 1756, red anchor mark

See The Parkinson Collection, Part II, Sotheby's London, 21st June 1966, lot 149, for another dish of this form

A Chelsea leaf shaped dish