18 November 2008
AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE SWEETMEAT DISH
CIRCA 1760, LONDON OR LIVERPOOL
Moulded with three fan-shaped sections on three bun feet, each compartment painted with a flowering branch below a shaped panel enclosing a stylised flower and scrollwork, the shaped rim and intersection with further flowers, leaves and scrolls (minor glaze chipping to rim)
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) wide
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For three examples of sweetmeat dishes divided into three sections and decorated with flowers see Frank Britton, English Delftware in the Bristol Collection (London, 1982), p.137, nos. 9.36-9.38.
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