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A GROUP OF ENGLISH PORCELAIN 'BLIND EARL'-PATTERN WARES, CIRCA 1758-70
comprising a pair of Worcester sweetmeat dishes, a pair of Worcester scalloped rim dishes painted in the atelier of James Giles, and a Chelsea-Derby lozenge-shaped dish. 5 pieces
(Chelsea-Derby dish) length 10 ¾ in.
Worcester sweetmeat dishes, one with a fine hairline crack to rim located at a terminal of the handle, 3 cm long. One of the James Giles plates with fine curving body crack approximately 9.5 cm. The other with a shallow area of the rim re-stuck affecting 1 1/2 of the rounded scallop edges. A slightly extending firing crack at rim located at the molded branch, a laze flake to a leaf, which perhaps occurred at time of production. Underside with some glaze mis-firing. Both with scattered stacking wear to enamels.
Chelsea-Derby dish in good condition, very faint 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 Collection of Charlett E. Wright, Sotheby's New York, 20 October 1997, lot 342 (The Worcester sweetmeat dishes)
George Gravert Antiques, bearing label (Chelsea-Derby dish)
A further example of an early Worcester sweetmeat dish was in the collection of Margaret Davison Block, sold at Sotheby's New York, 15 April 1996, lot 191