Antique Chelsea Porcelain Vegetable Dishes,
The Chelsea porcelain dishes, after the Meissen, are of an unusual deep octagonal form and are very well painted with a central composition of different fruit and vegetables. One includes a large capped mushroom, carrots and turnips. The other dish has a peach, carrots and large mushroom and gooseberries. Each with scattered vegetables and leaves to the rim. The border with red/brown line.
Dimensions: Length: 7 3/5 inches; Depth: 7 1/10 inches; Height: 2 1/10 inches
Mark: Small brown anchor.
Provenance: Emil Mosbacher, Jr. Collection. Greenwich, Connecticut; The Antique Porcelain Company, London.
Reference: The Bowles Collection of 18th-Century English & French Porcelain, Simon Spiro, page 49, #45 for similar shape and decoration.