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 Garniture

A Dutch delft mid 18th century Dore garniture set made to imitate Chinese Imari. Over most of the period of delftware production in Holland, the potteries made some almost exact copies of Chinese ceramics. This started out to fill the void when the Chinese closed their ports to trade with the West but continued long after that with examples like this garniture set.

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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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