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I D89. DISH Brislington c. 1700 H.: 2 5/8" (6.6 cm); Diam.: 13 1/4" (33.7 cm) BODY CLAY: Fine-grained pinkish buff TIN GLAZE: Pale turquoise. Overall on interior. LEAD GLAZE: Shiny with slightly blue-gray cast and some tin content, over pale slip. Overall on exterior, excluding where footrim wiped clean. SHAPE: Thrown over hump mold. Shape B2 without groove at rim, Footrim partially pierced with he combination of shades of blue and very pale manganese purple demon- strated on this dish was not often used by delftware painters. One directly comparable example is a bowl with a piecrust rim and a central scene in which a man with a stick in his hand walks away from a (different) building.' The wispy trees flanking the figure and the commalike filler ornament below a line in the extreme foreground are similar to those on the Longridge dish. Another piecrust-rimmed bowl shows the same trees as part of a landscape in which a Chinese figure is seated. Based on the Longridge dish's glaze and decorative motifs, which can be matched to excavated fragments, it and the wavy-edged bowls (see nos. D188, D189) in this group are attributable to Brislington. The "Union Jack" identifies the building as English. 1. florlne, Collection, pt. 7, no. 167, 2. Sotheby's (L), March L 1983, lot 394. single hole. DECORATION: Painted. Building flying "Union Jack" in landscape. Border composed of concentric circles, The Longridge Collection 125 <
DELFTWARE Dining and Related Wares Dishes and Plates European Landscapes, Some with Figures D90. PLATE London or possibly Brislington or Bristol Dated 1701 H.: 13/8" (3.5 cm); Diam.: 8 1/2" (21.6 cm) BODY CLAY: Fine-grained pale buff TIN GLAZE: White, probably with a kwaort. SHAPE: Molded. Shape G but taller with slightly less concave exterior wall DECORATION: Painted. Couple in landscape with buildings. Primary bor- der composed of trelliswork with foliate(?) reserves and one inscribed 1Cs/1701." Other borders composed of graduated arcs and concentric circles. Published Possibly Lipski and Archer, Dated Delftware, no. 225A, Home, Collection, pt. 8, no. 197 his plate and a virtually identical example are from the same set. Another similarly bordered plate very likely by the same hand also is dated 1701 but is initialed "WEF"' and, this time, the same lady and gentleman are standing.' (The women's distinctive lace headpiece, after a Dutch fashion, was popular briefly around 1700.) Although the shape, painting style, landscape with a windmill, flower in the border reserves, and glaze (almost certainly with a kwaart, or glossy lead glaze overcoat) are Dutch in flavor, the initials and date look very English, and similar border motifs (after Chinese originals) occur on English plates dated 1697.' The 1701 plates reflect the strong Dutch influence in En- gland following William III's accession in 1689. 1. Lipski and Archer, Dated Delftware, nos. 225 226; Ray, Warren, pl. 18, nos. 54, 55. 2. Archer comments (1998). For related borders, see Van Oss, English Delft, pls. 194a-194b (Dutch dishes); Lipski and Archer, Dated Delftware, nos. 209 209A (English plates), 942 (English cup). 126 The Longridge Collection