Rare tin-glazed Plate, Bristol, c.1755


Decorated with polychrome flowers reserved on a rare powdered lavender ground. The central panel, taking the form of a woolsack, is painted with a flowering shrub, above which hovers an insect. The border is decorated with four shaped panels, each containing a flowering branch. There are three stilt or spur marks to the underside, showing how the plate was stacked in the kiln for firing.

The rare pale lavender ground colour is quite distinct from that of the powdered manganese.

Condition: Excellent - no chips, cracks or restoration, just typical wear to the glaze around the edge, and expected minor potting/firing anomalies.

Dimensions: Diameter 22.5 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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