Queen Anne Blue Dash Charger

A Bristol Delft blue dash charger depicting Queen Anne standing between sponged trees and carrying her orb and scepter. This is a particularly attractive representation of Queen Anne.

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Dutch Delft Candlestick

An extremely rare survival, this late 17th century Dutch delft domed base candlestick mimics the pewter form. The base bears a royal cipher of a co-joined "VA" within a pair of laurel branches topped by a crown. Because of their exposure to flame few delft candlesticks survived.

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Large Blue Persian Jardiniere

A late 17th century English Delft Blue Persian jardiniere. This large Blue Persian jardiniere of campagna shape with rope twist handles, a la bougie decoration was probably made in London. A similar example can be found in Britton's London Delftware, figure 100.

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Large English Delft Baluster Jar and Cover

This handsomely shaped baluster jar with Manganese power ground and reserves edged in blue bearing a floral spray has a lid with an acorn finial. It is English and has presence, as it is of a wonderful large size. Though relatively little delft was produced for purely decorative purposes, we can assume that this jar, with its large proportions, and punchy decoration might well have been given pride of place in a well to do household of the period.

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English Delft Drug Jar

The well-fitted apothecary shop of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries might have contained a large set of beautifully decorated jars in varying forms. This rare late 17th century example, with a particularly elaborate cartouche incorporating the figure of Apollo on a winged cherub, is flanked by angels holding shields bearing crossed keys, all symbols of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. The lower section of the cartouche contains a satyrs head below which is a mortar and pestle within a laurel wreath. The iconography of the crossed keys combined with Apollo indicates a London origin, but to the best of our knowledge the cartouche is previously unrecorded.

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An Irish delft Platter

A mid 18th century Irish delft platter. The Fenced Garden design on this platter is clearly influenced by the Chinese style, but it is the particular use of the dark blue, broadly painted lines and leaves and the exceptionally large size and somewhat heavy potting that lead us to an Irish attribution. A similar example can be found in the catalog of the Castletown exhibition of Irish delftware.

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Delft Charger

A fine scarce English delft blue dash equestrian charger probably of London origin. This figure is probably General Monk rather than a monarch owing to the lack of a crown, although occasionally royal portraits are presented in armor. The manner of painting the trees and foreground is typical of the 1680's.

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