18 June 2008
A LONDON DELFT POLYCHROME UNION PLATE
CIRCA 1710, PROBABLY VAUXHALL
Painted in blue, green, yellow and iron-red with an entwined stylised rose and thistle beneath a crown flanked by the initials AR within a border of concentric blue circles and a yellow band, slight rim flaking
9 in. (23 cm.) diameter
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, 22 October 1974, lot 78.
Acquired by Jellinek & Sampson Antiques, London, 24th October 1974.
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See Frank Britton, London Delftware, London, 1986, p. 142, no. 119, and p. 70, Fig. 11., I for an excavated shard of a similarly painted example with the initials GR.
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