NEAR PAIR OF BRISTOL DELFT POLYCHROME DISHES, 1750-60.

Est. $600-$800
Sold: $1,800 ($1,500)

Each painted in blue, green, yellow and iron-red with a stylized flowerhead bearing plaid or scale patterned petals and within a border of demi-flowerheads and leaves, the rim with four floral sprig panels reserved on matching plaid or scale grounds. Diameters 12 ¾ and 13 inches.

Provenance: Both, Garry Atkins, London, January 2003 and June 1999.

Literature: A nearly identical scale patterned plate is discussed and illustrated in Michael Archer, “Delftware: The Tin-Glazed Earthenware of the British Isles,” pp. 182-183, n. B.139.

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