London, South Kensington
19 October 2000
A London delft blue and white deep circular dish
Southwark or Rotherhithe, painted in the late Ming style with a geometric flowerhead, within concentric circles, below panels of flowers, circa 1640 (rim chips and crack) -- 26.5cm. diam.
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Cf. Michael Archer, Delftware The Tin Glazed Earthenware of the British Isles (1997), p.96, A45; also see John C. Austin, British Delft at Williamsburg (1994), p.130, fig.158, for a charger with a related design.
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