26 April 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 3,525
GBP 1,500 - GBP 2,000
An English delft blue and white dish
possibly London, painted with the capture of Portabello, showing three ships attacking the fort, with a town in the distance, within concentric lines, circa 1740 (restored cracks, stapled repair and rim chips) -- 35.5cm. diam.
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According to Frank Britton, English Delftware in the Bristol Collection (1982), p.161, Admiral Edward Vernon captured Portobello in 1739 and instantly became a national hero.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
Surgeon Captain P. D. Gordon Pugh, Naval Ceramics (1971), pl. 18A.
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