FIVE ENGLISH AND DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE PLATES, LATE SEVENTEENTH-EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.Est. $250-$350
Sold: $600 ($500)
Comprising a plate depicting an actor and actress, probably Liverpool, circa 1760, herbal sprigs on the reverse; an English plate painted in the center with two crossed palm branches enclosing the initials and date “W::MY 1710;” a Dutch plate painted on the rim with a cartouche of a crown, winged griffins and putto mask enclosing the initials and date “MK 1691;” a Dutch plate painted with a crown and initials; and a Dutch plate painted with a wreath enclosing a verse, circa 1711-16. Diameters 7 ½ to 10 inches.
Provenance: The first, “The David Cochrane Collection,” Sworders, Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, September 24, 2008.
Literature: A dish nearly identical to the first with matching rim border is discussed and illustrated in Frank Britton, “English Delftware in the Bristol Collection,” p. 298, n. 19.23; a plate from the same set and identical to the second plate is illustrated in Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, “Dated English Delftware,” p. 70, n. 257; a plate nearly identical to the third plate is discussed and illustrated in Jonkvrouwe Dr C.H. De Jonge, “Delfts Aardewerk,” pp. 98-99, n. 47.