Pair of 18th C. English Polychrome Delftware Plates

Pair of 18th C. English Polychrome Delftware Plates

$750.00Price

Delftware plates attributed to Lambeth, circa 1785.

 

Dimensions: Each is approximately 9” diameter.

 

Decoration:

The rim is decorated with a blue feather edge and classical floral garlands.

 

The center is decorated with a stylized fenced oriental garden with trees, plants, and grass.

 

The reverse of each plate is undecorated, unmarked, and bears dealer labels.

 

Although one label dates the plates to c. 1740, I believe on the basis of the rim decorationthat these likely date to the last quarter of the 18th century.

 

Condition: Both plates have rim frits and chips typical of antique tin-glazed earthenware. One plate has significant glaze loss on the reverse. Otherwise, they are in excellent condition consistent with age and usage.