25 May 2011
AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE-DASH POLYCHROME DISH
CIRCA 1740, PROBABLY LAMBETH
Painted in blue, green, yellow and iron-red with a stylised bird below an insect, between sponged trees, on a grassy mound, within blue lines and dash border, the reverse with a tin-glaze (small restored rim chips, filled hairline crack, minor glaze cracks and chipping)
10 3/8 in. (26.3 cm.) diam.
Anonymous; Sotheby's, New York, 20 October 1993, lot 53.
Louis L. Lipski; Sotheby's, London, 10 March 1981, lot 87.
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Tristram Jellinek, 'Bird Decoration in English Delftware', The Antiques Collector, February 1973, p. 16, fig. 2.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D145.
See the similarly decorated dish sold Christie's, London, 7 November 1977, lot 36.
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