A pair of small delftware Plates, Bristol or London, circa 1740

Of simple pancake form and painted in a naive style with a bird perched on a leafy branch. The rhomboid leaf design is echoed in the border.

Condition: Excellent – no cracks or restoration, just tiny areas of glaze crawl and minor flakes to the fragile tin glaze around the edges.

Dimensions: Diameter 22 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).