• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 69

    AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DISH

    CIRCA 1740, BRISTOL OR LIVERPOOL

    Price Realised  

    AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DISH
    CIRCA 1740, BRISTOL OR LIVERPOOL
    Painted with Admiral Vernon's ships in a fortified estuary representing the Taking of Porto Bello, Panama in 1739, within a border of pendant vine foliage
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) diam.


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    See Frank Britton, English Delftware in the Bristol Collection, London, 1982, p. 161, fig. 10.48 for a dish painted with a battle scene within a similar border.

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    Provenance

    B.F. Edwards Collection, no. 3503.
    Captains and Kilns: European Ceramics, Porcelain & Maritime, Christie's New York, 20-21 January 2004, lot 529.