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A pair of Chelsea plates

Provenance:
English Private Collection 

A pair of Chelsea plates, of Mecklenburg-Strelitz type, each painted in coloured enamels with an exotic bird in a landscape, and with scattered butterflies and other insects, the lobed border painted with garlands of flowers and leaves, alternating with scroll bordered blue ground panels, decorated in gilt with moths, 8 3/4" diameter, circa 1765, gold anchor marks

See F S Mackenna, Chelsea Porcelain, The Gold Anchor Wares, plate 9, for another plate of this form and decoration 



A pair of Chelsea plates