London, South Kensington
11 October 2002
An English delft polychrome bowl
Circa 1770, probably London
The exterior with a powdered manganese ground, the interior with five fish with features and outlines delineated in manganese and bodies in green and yellow wash, the tails and fins in orange (circular crack around the bowl, usual very slight flaking to rims)
7¾ in. (19.5 cm.) diam.
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See John C. Austin, British Delft at Williamsburg (Williamsburg, 1994), p. 95, no. 70 for a slightly larger bowl with similar decoration.
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