Tin-glazed Charger, Bristol, c.1740

 

Painted in blue with bold geometrical designs and a border of stylised peacock-feather-type decoration. Alternating O and III marks in blue are arranged beneath the flange. Marks of this type are often associated with Bristol tin-glazed earthenware of the period.

Condition: Excellent - no cracks or restoration, just expected wear and minor losses to the fragile tin glaze around the edges. There is a small, fully-glazed 'pinched' impression on the edge, which occurred during manufacture. Three stilt marks arranged around the underside rim. The glaze is lumpy to the centre of the underside.

Dimensions: Diameter 32.5 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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