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    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 137

    A BRISLINGTON BLUE AND WHITE CRESTED DATED OCTAGONAL PLATE

    1691

    Price Realised  

    A BRISLINGTON BLUE AND WHITE CRESTED DATED OCTAGONAL PLATE
    1691
    The centre with a crest of a roebuck's head above the initials C/H.E and the date 1691 within a double line circular cartouche, the border with eight radiating plants within a blue-line rim (minute glaze flaking to edge of rim)
    8 in. (20.4 cm.) wide


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    Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware, London, 2000, p. 114, no. D80 discusses a dated polychrome plate of 1686 with similar flowering plants in the border.

    The use of a roebuck suggests that this plate could have been made for a member of the Leathersellers' Company in celebration of a marriage. There are several Liverymen whose initials it could represent, however, the record of a Henry Cooke who married an Elizabeth Towler on 13th July 1691 at Quarley in Hampshire seems a likely match.

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    Provenance

    T. Murray Ragg, sold Sotheby's London, 23 March 1954, lot 28.
    With Ginsburg & Levy, New York.
    Acquired from Anton Gabszewicz, 19 January 1998.


    Literature

    Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, p. 58, no. 188