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Painted with the scene ‘The Chelsea Pensioner’, the base marked ‘5105 Stobwasser’s Fabrik in Brunschweig’
The lid marked ‘5105 The Chelsea Pensioner’
Circa 1780 – 1800
Size: 10cm dia., 1.5cm high – 4 ins dia., ½ high
The Royal Hospital, Chelsea was founded in 1682 by King Charles II and was intended for the ‘succour and relief of veterans broken by age and war’, and for three centuries has cared for ‘The men in scarlet’ within its Sir Christopher Wren designed buildings.