BRISTOL DELFT POLYCHROME CHARGER, 1740-50; AND ANOTHER CHARGER, PROBABLY BRISTOL, 1750-60.

Est. $500-$700
Sold: $420 ($350)

Each painted in blue, green, iron-red and yellow, the first with a large flower stem, the rim surrounded by a vine border; the second with a peony, flowers, bamboo and a rock, the rim with floral sprays within a dotted lozenge border. Diameters 13 and 13 ⅛ inches.

Provenance: Both Garry Atkins, London, the first March 1993; the second June 2000.

Literature: A plate with identical border to the first was sold in “The Lipski Collection of English and Irish Delftware,” Part I, Sotheby’s, London, March 10, 1981, lot 102; a plate and a dish in the same design as the second are discussed and illustrated in Frank Britton, “English Delftware in the Bristol Collection,” p. 190, nos. 12.25 and 12.26, one with an identical border around the rim and inscribed “SARAH BEUFIELD.”

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