Chelsea Fluted Rectangular Dish, painted by Jefferyes Hamett O’Neale
The extremely Important Chelsea fluted rectangular double reflective Dish of the Raised Anchor Period. Beautifully painted by Jefferyes Hammett O’Neale, the first view with figures at conversation in colours before an Arcadian landscape with classical ruins and delicately fringed trees, before a distant mountainous landscape with birds in flight overhead. The second scene with a further extensive Arcadian landscape, waterfalls and distant mountains.
Dimensions: Length: 8 ½ ins. 22.5cms.
Provenance: Provenance: Robertson Collection Canada and English Private Collection. The attribution to Jefferyes Hammett O’Neale is confirmed from the characteristic style of the expert miniaturist’s technique in painting the figures and detailed subjects in the foreground of this piece. The two reflective scenes are considered the rarest of the teawares painted by this hand.
Item No. 1490