THREE LONGTON HALL CABBAGE-LEAF DISHES AND A CHELSEA DISH, CIRCA 1755
the Longton Hall wares modeled as overlapping cabbage leaves, comprising a large lozenge-shaped stand and two similar handled leaf-shaped dishes, the Chelsea dish of circular form applied with three clusters of flowerheads, red anchor mark
(Longton Hall stand) length 15 in.
The Longton Hall lozenge-shaped stand, hairline crack to rim 7.5 cm and a few small scattered shallow rim chips. The handled dish with darker green-edged leaves, a hairline crack to body and another to rim, the larger 10 cm long. The larger handled dish with a shallow rim chip and a few small chips to applied leaves.
The Chelsea dish, several open cracks to dish, a re-stuck leaf tip, another lacking, the dish will require stabilization.
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D.M & P. Manheim, New York, 1957, bearing label (Longton Hall lozenge-shaped stand)
Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc. New York, 12 April 1985, lot 56
Peggy Ann Hawkins Collection, Lexington Virginia, Sotheby's London, 2 June 1959, lot 66 (a leaf-shaped dish)
Sotheby's London, 2 November 1965, lot 139
D.M & P. Manheim, New York, bearing label (Chelsea dish)