30 - 31 May 2012
A LONDON DELFT POLYCHROME BLUE-DASH ADAM AND EVE DISH
CIRCA 1700-30, PROBABLY NORFOLK HOUSE
Painted in blue, green, iron-red and ochre, the ill-fated couple flanking an apple tree, a serpent curled amongst its branches, with two sponged trees and a grassy mound, tin-glazed to the reverse (minor footrim chip, hairline crack and minor glaze cracks)
11 7/8 in. (32.8 cm.) diam.
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See 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. 83, Cat. no. A.17 for a similar example.
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