A Chelsea 'Hans Sloane' plate, circa 1755-58
Lot 69
A Chelsea 'Hans Sloane' plate, circa 1755-58
Sold for £1,562 (US$ 2,626) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Chelsea 'Hans Sloane' plate, circa 1755-58
Painted with a twisting cactus issuing a large exotic puce flower and a branch with pale yellow blossoms, surrounded by scattered winged insects, with a scalloped rim edged in brown, 23.9cm diam red anchor mark, red numeral 6 (chips)


  • Provenance: The Monsieur Paul Wallraf collection, sold at Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 4 December 1933, lot 36

    Hans Sloane was born in Killyleagh, Ireland on April 16, 1660. As a young man, he spent fifteen months in Jamaica as the personal physician to the governor of the island, the 2nd Duke of Albemarle. Whilst there, he collected hundreds of botanical specimens. In 1707, Sloane published the first part of his lavish two volume work, A voyage to the islands, giving a detailed account of the flora of Jamaica. By 1712 Sloane had purchased the Manor of Chelsea, thinking that the Manor House would be the ideal venue to store and exhibit his burgeoning collections
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