London, South Kensington
11 October 2002
A Staffordshire saltglazed stoneware polychrome plate
En suite to the preceding, painted with a flautist and a sheep beside an urn on a pedestal flanked by trees and shrubs, with a ruin in the distance, beneath an entwined gilt monogram on a dark-green-ground within a puce cartouche, the well with green diaper pattern and flowerhead panels, the shaped border moulded with coloured trailing flowering branches
9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) diam.
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Cf. an almost identically decorated plate from the same service in the Schreiber Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, illustrated by Bernard Rackham, Catalogue (London, 1930), Vol. II, pl. 27, no. 222.
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Please note there is a very minor chip to the relief work on the border of this lot.
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