18 June 2008
AN ENGLISH DELFT POLYCHROME ROYAL PORTRAIT OCTAGONAL PLATE
CIRCA 1690, LONDON OR BRISTOL
Painted in blue, manganese and ochre with a double half-length portrait of William and Mary flanked by the initials WMR within a double blue line circular cartouche, the border with pendant ochre tassels and manganese-edged half-flowerheads, slight crack to rim at 12 o'clock, some minor flaking to edges
9½ in. (24 cm.) wide
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 22 October 1974, lot 91.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 25 March 1980, lot 21.
Acquired from Jellinek & Sampson Antiques, 26 March 1980.
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Michael Archer and Brian Morgan, Fair as China Dishes, English Delftware, From the Collection of Mrs. Marion Morgan and Brian Morgan, International Exhibitions Foundation 1977-1979, Exhibition Catalogue, Washington, 1977, p. 57, no. 27.
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