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"Hans Sloane" Plate Plate

This is a plate. It was made by Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory. It is dated 1753–1758 and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is soft paste porcelain, vitreous enamel. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

The Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory, established in London in 1745, was a short walk from the Chelsea Physic Garden, where the firm’s painters had access to an abundance of plants for in-person study. This book Figures of the Most Beautiful… contains drawings of more than 300 specimens of plants from the Chelsea Physic Garden, which were referenced for the decoration on these ten plates. While fashionable in subject matter and style, flowers, insects, and leaves also played a practical role to disguise flaws and imperfections in the plates’ delicate porcelain and glaze

This object was donated by Irwin Untermyer, Esq.. It is credited Gift of Irwin Untermyer.

  • Plate (France)
  • tin-glaze earthenware.
  • Gift of George A. Hearn.
  • 1907-14-9
  • Plate (France)
  • tin-glazed earthenware.
  • Gift of Eugene V. and Clare E. Thaw.
  • 2008-40-1

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Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 3.9 x 22.7 cm (1 9/16 x 8 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Underside: [1] a red anchor, painted in red overglaze

It is inscribed


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"Hans Sloane" Plate Plate; Made by Chelsea Porcelain Manufactory (United Kingdom); England; soft paste porcelain, vitreous enamel; H x diam.: 3.9 x 22.7 cm (1 9/16 x 8 15/16 in.); Gift of Irwin Untermyer; 1957-11-12

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