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The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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AN UNUSUAL LONDON DELFTWARE BLUE AND WHITE SCALLOPED PLATE
CIRCA 1750
probably William Griffith's factory, Lambeth High Street, painted in the center with a Chinoiserie figure and flowering plants within a fenced garden, the powdered blue ground within a lobed and barbed rim resist-decorated with flower sprays.
diameter 10 1/2 in.
26.7 cm
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Provenance

The Collection of Mr. John B. Schorsch and Mrs. Marjorie H. Schorsch, sold, Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, May 1, 1981, lot 53
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, November 4, 2001
Vogel Collection no. 697

Catalogue Note

An approximate date for this plate is provided by the example inscribed 'S/ I.M', the reverse with date 1748, illustrated by Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, Tin-glazed Earthenware 1600-1800, London, 1984, p. 120, no. 524. A further plate is illustrated by Anthony Ray, English Delftware Pottery in the Robert Hall Warren Collection, London, 1968, pl. 79, no 155, where the author notes that fragments of this border type were found by Garner in Lambeth, and that other fragments correspond with the design. 

A plate in this pattern and rim decoration was sold, Sotheby's, New York, April 13, 1984, lot 419. Three further plates in the design, two of which have a scalloped rim are illustrated by Frank Britton, English Delftware in the Bristol Collection, London, 1982, p. 238, 15.5-15.7. Further plates attributed to William Griffith's factory are illustrated by Michael Archer, Delftware, The Tin-glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, London, 1997, pp. 145-147, B.62, B64, B65.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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New York