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English Delft 'powder blue' plate, Lambeth High Street Pottery, mid 18th century, the centre decorated with a Chinese figure in a garden with flowers, hillock and flying insect, the border with flower heads and foliate sprays on a powder blue ground, diameter: 8 7/8in., 22,5cm; condition: chips and frits to rim. The central scene was probably inspired by Ming porcelain. For a similar plate and more information see Aileen Dawson, 'English and Irish Delftware 1570-1840' (The British Museum, 2010), p. 246. Also see lot 140 in Sotheby's October 1991 sale of the John Philip Kassebaum Collection. The delftware pothouse at Lambeth High Street is associated with a number of potters from 1732-93, for more information see F.H.Garner 'Lambeth Earthenware', Transactions of the English Ceramic Circle, No.4, 1937, pp 43-56.