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A Chelsea botanical plate

A Chelsea botanical plate, finely painted in coloured enamels with a yellow and puce Papaya Paw fruit and leaves, a flower and a ladybird, the feather moulded border picked out in turquoise and brown, 8 1/2" diameter, circa 1757-58, brown anchor mark

Provenance; With D M and P Manheim, London, April 1985

A plate similarly decorated, from the Mrs Paul Mellon Collection, is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

A Chelsea botanical plate