A Chelsea oval dish from the Mecklenburg-Strelitz Service, circa 1764
Lot 86
A Chelsea oval dish from the Mecklenburg-Strelitz Service, circa 1762
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 10,778) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Chelsea oval dish from the Mecklenburg-Strelitz Service, circa 1764
A Chelsea oval dish from the Mecklenburg-Strelitz Service, circa 1762
Of elaborate rococo form, painted with a large scene of two fancy birds before a distant houses, flanked my scattered winged insects, the border hung with garlands of flowers alternating with mazarine blue panels highlighted with gilded moths and insects, 35.2cm wide, gold anchor mark

Footnotes

  • Provenance: With Hyam, purchased in 1938 for £4.10s.

    This important service was ordered in 1762 by George III and Queen Charlotte as a present for the Queen's brother, Duke Adolphus Frederick IV of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. A large part of this set remained at Strelitz until the 1920s when it was purchased by Joseph Duveen. A subsequent owner, Mr James Oakes returned the set to the Royal Collection in 1948 and it is now displayed at Buckingham Palace. See the Victoria and Albert Museum catalogue, Rococo, fig. O.39. A dish from the Katz collection is illustrated by Elizabeth Adams, Chelsea Porcelain, first edn., pl. 126. Another in the British Museum is shown in the second edn, fig. 11.16 and for a dish in the National Gallery of Victoria see the catalogue Flowers and Fables, fig. 180. A saucer dish from the set was sold by Bonhams in New Bond Street 7 December 2005, lot 68
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