THREE WEDGWOOD CREAMWARE SHIPPING SUBJECT PLATES CIRCA 1780
the first, transfer-printed by Guy Green, Liverpool, in black, picked out in yellow, with a Russian sailing vessel and a Cyrillic monogram LCBDC, the shaped rim with a further monogram, possibly FMDCB; the second painted in the center with a sailing ship, the rim inscribed in black DE JUFF,W ANNA CORNELIA, BARRED NANNIGS, JAKOBMINA GOWERS, AMSTERDAM, DEN 11/3 M.D. 1780.; and another transfer-printed and colored, painted with an inscription in black D' MARIA & ADRIANA./ LEENDERT STEUR and printed WELVAREN, 1779, two with impressed lower case Wedgwood mark, one with uppercase mark.
Diameter of larger 10 in.
The Guy-Green Liverpool plate, a few minute nibble chips and flakes to glaze, The Anna Cornelia plate, with a hairline crack to rim at 5 o'clock, measuring approximately 5 cm. The Welvaren 1779 plate, in overall condition with a few minor nibble chips. All with typical surface scratching.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
The plate depicting a Russian sailing vessel, Byron A. Born Collection, 1992
The 'Anna Cornelia' plate, sold Sotheby Parke-Bernet Inc., New York, April 22, 1981, Lot 104
The plate depicting a Russian sailing vessel, Robin Reilly, 1989, p. 88, no. 58