FRANKLIN EXPEDITION An Armorial Copeland & Garrett dessert plate, moulded with scrollwork divided by flower sprays and exotic birds enclosing the arms of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin, surmounted by the Franklin crest, a conger eel's head between two branches, [c.1840-45]

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Lot 124
FRANKLIN EXPEDITION
An Armorial Copeland & Garrett dessert plate, moulded with scrollwork divided by flower sprays and exotic birds enclosing the arms of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin, surmounted by the Franklin crest, a conger eel's head between two branches, [c.1840-45]

Sold for £ 1,250 (US$ 1,713) inc. premium
FRANKLIN EXPEDITION
An Armorial Copeland & Garrett dessert plate, moulded with scrollwork divided by flower sprays and exotic birds enclosing the arms of Sir John and Lady Jane Franklin, surmounted by the Franklin crest, a conger eel's head between two branches, 3 cracks with 8 old stapled repairs, diameter 240mm., [c.1840-45]

Footnotes

  • This plate formed part of a set ordered whilst John Franklin was serving as Lieutenant-Governor of Van Dieman's Land from 1836 to 1843. He embarked on his ill-fated expedition to discover the North West Passage two years later.

    Provenance: Eleanor Isabella Gell (nee Franklin) of Hopton Hall; Sotheby's, Hopton Hall, 5 and 6 September 1989.
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