26 April 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,880
GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A London delft blue and white plate
painted with a quarter-length portrait of Admiral Lord Keppel, within a roundel issuing sprays of flowers, the border inscribed in manganese ADMIRAL KEPPEL FOR EVER beneath a blue line border and brick-red line rim issuing flowers, circa 1780 (rim chips) -- 22.5cm. diam.
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Cf. Frank Britton, English Delftware in the Bristol Collection (1982), p. 147, pl. 10.22. for a similar plate; also see Surgeon Captain P. D. Gordon Pugh, Naval Ceramics (1971), pl. 25B. for an inscribed punch bowl.
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