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Group of English and Dutch delftware plates
Circa 1760-80
Comprising: a dated Bristol plate painted with a Chinaman and two oxen within a landscape and inscribed on the back EMB 1760; four Dutch delft blue and white plates, each painted with two seated Chinamen in a fenced garden; two Dutch delft polychrome plates painted with birds and flowers and a Dutch delft blue and white plate painted with a grape vine. 8 pieces.
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Catalogue Note

An example similar to the Bristol plate, from the Victoria and Albert Museum, is illustrated in F. H. Garner and Michael Archer, English Delftware, cat. no. 95B, where the authors attribute the initials to Michael and Betty Edkins. Another similar example is illustrated in Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, p. 136, cat no. 604, where the authors dispute the attribution to Edkins, stating that it would be improbable for Michael Edkins to refer to his wife, Elizabeth, as Betty, when decorating the plate.

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