Delftware Plate, probably Lambeth, c.1770-80


This English delftware plate was probably made at the Lambeth High Street firm of Thomas Morgan and Abigail Griffith. The sgraffito border and free, slatey blue painting of a Chinese landscape is characteristic of the wares produced there during this time.

Typically for Lambeth delft of this period, the bluish glaze is seen to be lumpy on the reverse and finely crazed all over.

Condition: No restoration, just the usual glaze losses to the rim and crazing seen on much Lambeth delftware of this period. Three spur or stilt marks can be seen on the reverse, indicating how such wares were stacked and fired in the kiln.

Dimensions: Diameter 22.7 cm

Delftware: The Tin-glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, Michael Archer (V&A/HMSO, 1997).

English Delftware, F.H. Garner and Michael Archer (Faber & Faber, 1972).


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