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Two Chelsea porcelain figures in Turkish costume, c.1748.

Porcelain was made from 1745 at Chelsea, the first of the English porcelain factories. On most wares up to 1750 the Chelsea mark was a triangle (followed from that year by anchors of differing colours), but the right-hand piece of this pair bears a rare violet-anchor mark.

Wernher Collection, Luton Hoo