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Bristol Blue and White ‘Plantation’ Delft Plate, Circa 1760

U762 Bristol blue and white ‘Plantation’ delft plate, circa 1760
U762 Bristol blue and white ‘Plantation’ delft plate, circa 1760
U762 Bristol blue and white ‘Plantation’ delft plate, circa 1760
Ref: U762

Bristol blue and white ‘Plantation’ delft plate, circa 1760, with a border of bianco-sopra-bianco detailing flowers and pine cones, the centre decorated in the Chinese style with peonies, bamboo, and a flying insect within a fenced garden; diameter: 9 in. (22.8 cm.), condition: chips to rim. Provenance: The Olive Collection. There are two plates of near design in the Victoria and Albert Museum, nos. C.86-1940 & 414:828-1885, from the workshop of Richard Frank at Redcliff Back Pottery. Also see, Britton, Frank, ‘English Delftware in the Bristol Collection’, no. 16.22, p. 262; Bianco-sopra-bianco was probably introduced into England by Magnus Lundberg, an artisan from the Rorstrand factory in Sweden, in the 1750s, who was likely employed by Richard Frank (see Britton, pp. 255-56).