Pair of 18th Century English Delftware Polychrome Chinoiserie Plates
English tin-glazed earthenware plates, circa 1750.
Dimensions: Each approximately 9” diameter
Decorated in a polychrome hand-painted design.
The plates evidence the free-hand decoration found in 18th century English delftware.
The scenic design resembles that found on Chinese export porcelain plates of the time.
The reverse of each plate bears labels attributing the plates to the collection of Robert Hall Warren. Warren was a well-known collector many of whose pieces were donated to the Ashmolean Museum in 1963.
Prior to this, in March 1946, pieces from his collection were sold at auction in Bristol. The labels on the reverse of the plates note that they were acquired at that auction.
Condition: There are chips, frits, and glaze fleabites typical of antique tin-glazed earthenware. Otherwise in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.