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    Sale 7731

    Centuries of Style: Silver, European Ceramics, Portrait Miniatures and Gold Boxes

    2 June 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 186

    AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE-DASH ADAM AND EVE CHARGER

    CIRCA 1680-90, PROBABLY LONDON

    Price Realised  

    AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE-DASH ADAM AND EVE CHARGER
    CIRCA 1680-90, PROBABLY LONDON
    Painted in green, ochre, blue and manganese with the couple flanking a spotted green tree trunk with an ochre-striped serpent amongst its branches before yellow and ochre apples, in a wooded landscape, the underside covered in a cream slip with a slightly green lead glaze, the footrim pierced for suspension (section of rim cracked in two and restuck between 3-4 o'clock with small areas of associated in-filling and glaze losses, hairline crack, minor rim chipping)
    13 in. (33 cm.) diam.


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    See the similar example illustrated by Michael Archer, Delftware, The Tin-Glazed Earthenware of the British Isles (Norwich, 1997), p. 83, cat. no. A15.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DECEASED'S ESTATE