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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 166

    A LONDON DELFT BLUE-DASH POLYCHROME ADAM AND EVE CHARGER

    CIRCA 1670

    Price Realised  

    A LONDON DELFT BLUE-DASH POLYCHROME ADAM AND EVE CHARGER
    CIRCA 1670
    Painted in yellow, ochre, manganese, blue and green, the ill-fated couple flanking the green-trunked tree with manganese-striped yellow fruits and with a spotted serpent about its boughs, flanked by two two-tiered trees, on a striped green and yellow mound, the footrim pierced for hanging, the underside with a buff slip and lead glaze, some very slight flaking to rim and a small chip to the underside of the rim at 4 o'clock
    16½ in. (41.9 cm.) diameter


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    A similar example, almost certainly by the same hand, is in the Schreiber Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum, illustrated by Michael Archer, Delftware the Tin-glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, a Catalogue of the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum London, 1997, p. 82, no. A.14, pl. 11.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Jellinek & Sampson Antiques, 14 August 1973.