24 January 2011
AN ENGLISH DELFT POLYCHROME PLATE
CIRCA 1775, PROBABLY BRISTOL
Painted in manganese, iron-red and blue, the center with three fish, the border with three further fish reserved by trellis
9 in. (22.9 cm.) diameter
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 15 October 1996, lot 51.
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Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D153.
For a variation on this design on a plate dated 1774, see Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, Tin-Glazed Earthenwares 1600-1800, London, 1984, p. 149, nos. 671 and 671A.
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