17 April 2000
A Bristol delft blue-dash Adam and Eve charger
The unfortunate couple standing each holding a leaf and flanking the tree with the serpent about its trunk, Eve holding an apple and with other striped apples in the sponged green foliage above with further trees to each side, within a blue-dash rim (slight crack and chip and minor flaking to rim, slight chips to footrim)
13. in. (33 cm.) diam.
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Cf. a closely similar example sold in these Rooms, 20 May 1991, lot 162.
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