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A LONDON DELFT DATED POLYCHROME ADAM AND EVE CHARGER
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A LONDON DELFT DATED POLYCHROME ADAM AND EVE CHARGER

1650, EITHER SOUTHWARK, PICKLEHERRING QUAY OR ROTHERHITHE

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A LONDON DELFT DATED POLYCHROME ADAM AND EVE CHARGER
1650, EITHER SOUTHWARK, PICKLEHERRING QUAY OR ROTHERHITHE
Painted in blue, green, ochre and yellow and outlined in blue with Adam and Eve flanking a tree with many striped fruits, she passing him an apple and with the serpent entwined about the trunk, flanked by three-tiered trees on a striped grassy mound within a concentric blue line yellow, and ochre band and blue-dash rim, the initials and date T·M/1650 above Adam's shoulder, the underside inscribed I·H/1650 to the centre, in a buff slip and lead glaze, the footrim pierced
14¼ in. (36.2 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Malcolm Mactaggart; Sotheby's, London, 24 March 1959, lot 103.
Louis L. Lipski; Sotheby's, London, 10 March 1981, lot 6.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 20 October 1993, lot 17.
Literature
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D65.
M. Mactaggart, 'English Delft Adam and Eve Chargers', The Connoisseur Year Book, 1959.
Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, p. 21, no. 22.
Michael Archer, 'The Dating of Delft Chargers', English Ceramic Circle Transactions, Vol. 11, part 2, 1982, pl. 51c.
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Lot Essay

Possibly taken from an engraving by Crispin de Passe (1564-1637) dated to 1616 after a painting by John Overbeck. For a similar treatment of this subject, perhaps using the same source see the dated dish of 1635 in the Victoria and Albert Museum, illustrated by Michael Archer, Delftware. The Tin-Glazed Earthenware of the British Isles. A Catalogue of the Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1997, p. 81, no. A.13.

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