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A Chelsea plate

Thomas, 2nd Marquess of Bath (1765-1847), Longleat, Wiltshire, and by descent until sold Christie's London, 13th June 2002, part lot 314

English Private Collection

Longleat 1869 Inventory 'Fourteen old Chelsea plates deep blue with insects in gold and exotic birds in medallions'

Longleat 1896 Inventory (2nd Marquess' Heirlooms)

A Chelsea plate, painted in coloured enamels with three exotic birds perched in a tree, and with smaller birds in flight, within a gift interlinked scroll roundel, the blue ground border with a band of gilt leaf scrolls and entwined leaves, the indented rim with a gilt dentil band, 8 3/8" diameter, circa 1760, gold anchor mark 

A Chelsea plate