Chelsea Porcelain Gold anchor Feather-Edged Dessert Plate 1756-1769


Heading : Chelsea Porcelain Gold Anchor Feather-Edged Dessert Plate 1756-1769
Date : 1756-1769
Period : George II - George III
Marks : Gold Anchor
Origin : Chelsea (London), England
Colour : Green and gilt 'feather edged' moulding to the rim; polychrome enamels of extravagant birds and insects to the cavetto and well

Condition : Good; some gilt loss; enamels are bright and largely intact; some wear commensurate with age; there is an area of densely packed crazing to the glaze over an area covering 25% of the plate's lip, visible on both sides - moreso to the the top - with light staining to both sides; there are also some small glaze-filled indentations to the base of the well, and a 4mm burst bubble in the body - glaze-free - which has been cleverly incorporated as the body of one of the decorative insects; to the underside - a small area of kiln-spit inside the foot-rim, two small bubbles in the same area, and a further area of kiln-spit to the lower edge of the rim. 
Restoration : none
Dimensions : 21.2 cm in diameter - 2.5 cm in height
Weight : 404 grams

References: plates identical in form, though with different decoration, can be seen on the V&A website under the following accession numbers (links open in new windows): 3223-1853  -  C.187-1940530B-1902


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  • Product Code: DVB2005
  • Availability: Sold
  • £210.00

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