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Rare Mid 18th Century English Antique Delftware Adam and Eve Charger, Bristol, Circa 1745-55

  • Reference : 2974
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Diameter 13 1/2"
  • Price : £4850


A exceptionally rare find.

A mid-18th Century English-made delftware charger, Circa 1745-55, depicting Adam and Eve.

An almost identical example to this is in the ownership of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England - Ex Glaisher Collection - (Reference Archer - Delftware in the Fitzwilliam Museum, illustrated Page 27, Plate A.43).  

The subject matter is also refered to as "The Temptation".  The image is based on an earlier engraving by Crispin van de Passe (1564-1637).

Most probably made in Bristol at the Redcliff Back Pottery operating from about 1705 until its closure in 1777 which solely produced delft / tinglazed earthenware.

With typical buff body and bluish-white glazed front and verso (wiped from the foot-rim). Decorated in underglaze blue, yellow and green with sponge-work rim.  Three stilt marks are evident to the front.

Interestingly, two hand-written labels verso refer to this plate as "Lambeth - 1690 to 1700".  Whilst these labels have been left on there, this attribution is incorrect.

Condition - restored.  Minor frit to rim with loss of glaze - possibly a firing flaw. Traces of old staples removed and filled (see images).  The restoration has been undertaken exceedingly well by a very well accomplished ceramics restorer. 

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