A small delftware Plate, Bristol or London, circa 1740

Of simple pancake form and boldy painted with a naive chinoiserie garden scene in red, blue and green. There are three stilt or spur marks to the underside, showing how the plate was stacked in the kiln for firing.

Condition: Excellent – no cracks or restoration, just typical minor flakes to the fragile tin glaze around the edge.

Dimensions: Diameter 20 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).