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Chelsea Blue Anchor Brocade Imari Plate c1755

eading : Chelsea blue anchor brocade imari 
Date : c1752- 1758
Period : George II 
Marks : Blue anchor
Origin : Chelsea, England 
Colour : Polychrome 
Pattern : Panels of imari stylised flowers, known as the "Rare old Japan Blue and Gold" or "Brocade Imari" pattern
Features : Scalloped rim
Condition :Good - minor wear to enamelling. The gilding is rubbed away in some sections on the rim
Restoration : None
Dimensions : 24.5cm diameter
Weight : 483 grams

Additional information : This is a direct copy of a Japanese pattern  also copied by Worcester and Derby and an unusual diversion for the Chelsea factory. One of only four patterns to carry the blue anchor mark, two blue and white and two polychrome. Produced during the red anchor mark period. This is a very fine example.

References : An example can be viewed in the Victoria & Albert Museum online.The museum number is




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