Each dish is boldly and naturalistically moulded as a large yellow-petalled sunflower bloom with manganese purple stamens, set among finely veined green leaves and with a stalk handle.
The ground foot rim, carries the red anchor mark, 22cm.
The 1867 Burghley Inventory records: ‘No. 54 China Closet….4 sunflowers.’
The red anchor mark referred to porcelain produced at Chelsea between 1752 and 1756.