Visual display of the The Longridge collection of English slipware and delftware

				
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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, 
 
 
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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). 
 
 
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