TWO LONDON DELFT POLYCHROME CHARGERS, 1770-80.

Est. $1,200-$1,500
Sold: $540 ($450)

Each brightly painted in blue, green, iron-red, yellow and manganese purple, the first depicting insects hovering near a flower growing from a gnarled root, the rim surrounded by an unusual border of fish and seaweed; the second a bird flying over another in a fenced flower garden, the rim with four floral sprays. Diameters 13 ⅞ and 13 ½ inches.

Provenance: The first, Garry Atkins, London, June 2000; the second, Sotheby’s, February 2006.

Literature: A saucer dish in the same pattern as the first is discussed and illustrated in Austin, Ibid., p. 177, n. 322.

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