TWO BRISTOL DELFT RED, BLUE AND GREEN CHARGERS, BOTH 1740-50.Est. $800-$1,200
Sold: $480 ($400)
The first depicting an insect hovering between two leafy branches issuing from a bracket fence, the rim with three demi- or full flowerheads, raised foot rim; the second an insect flying before the corner of a hut in a fenced garden, the rim with panels of leaftips and scrolls. Diameters 13 ¼ and 13 ¾ inches.
Provenance: The first, Alistair Sampson, London, January 2003; the second, Garry Atkins, London, June 2000.
Literature: A plate in a similar pattern as the first is discussed and illustrated in Austin, Ibid., p. 154, n. 239.