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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 80

    AN ENGLISH DELFT POLYCHROME ROYAL PORTRAIT OCTAGONAL PLATE

    CIRCA 1690, LONDON OR BRISTOL

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    AN ENGLISH DELFT POLYCHROME ROYAL PORTRAIT OCTAGONAL PLATE
    CIRCA 1690, LONDON OR BRISTOL
    Painted in blue, manganese and ochre with a double half-length portrait of William and Mary flanked by the initials WMR within a double blue line circular cartouche, the border with pendant ochre tassels and manganese-edged half-flowerheads, slight crack to rim at 12 o'clock, some minor flaking to edges
    9½ in. (24 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 22 October 1974, lot 91.
    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 25 March 1980, lot 21.
    Acquired from Jellinek & Sampson Antiques, 26 March 1980.


    Literature

    Michael Archer and Brian Morgan, Fair as China Dishes, English Delftware, From the Collection of Mrs. Marion Morgan and Brian Morgan, International Exhibitions Foundation 1977-1979, Exhibition Catalogue, Washington, 1977, p. 57, no. 27.