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D26. DISH Probably London 1689-1694 H.: 3" (76 cm); Diam,: 13 5/8" (34.6 cm) BODY CLAY: Buff. TIN GLAZE: White. Overall on interior. LEAD GLAZE: Slightly turquoise in cast with some tin content, over pale slip. Overall on exterior. SHAPE: Thrown over hump mold. Shape Bl/a. DECORATION: Painted. Mary II. Inscribed "MR." Border composed of circle and dashes. Ex col. J. P Kosseboum. he painted ornament on this dish is very similar to that on an example that differs only in the inclusion of small plants in the foreground. A third dish in the group depicts William IIl standing in ceremonial garb between the same trees, this time without cross-hatching of the bases of the tree trunks. The por- trait of Mary II was reused later on QA" initialed examples that commemorate Queen Anne and seems not to have been used to portray any other person. Dish fragments showing Queen Anne in a setting also used for Prince George of Den- mark and the Duke of Marlborough (nos. D33, 1)38, D39) have been unearthed in Lambeth. i. Brition, Bristol, no. 3.49; Archer, V&A, no. A.11. 2. Archer, V&A, no. A.12. The Longridge Collection 59
Dining and Related Wares DELFTWARE Dishes and Plates D27, D28. DISHES London or perhaps Brislington or Bristol (D27) 1689-1702 (D28) Probably 1689-1702 (D27) H.: 3 1/8" (79 cm): Diam.: 13 3/4" (34.9 cm) (D28) H.: 2 7/8" (7.3 cm); Diam.: 13 5/8" (34.6 cm) BODY CLAY: Fine-grained buff. TIN GLAZE: White, (D28) with medium crazing. (Both) Overall on interiors, LEAD GLAZE: (D27) Blue-green cast with blue spattering. (D28) Slight blue- green cast. (Both) Over pale slip. Overall on exteriors, excluding where footrims wiped clean. SHAPE: Thrown over hump molds. (D27) Shape B1. (D28) Shape B1/b with footrim pierced with single hole. DECORATION: Painted. King in ceremonial garb. (D27) William Il1, inscribed "WR." (D28) William III or perhaps James II. (Both) Borders composed of circles and blue dashes. Ex coils.: (D27) Admiral Sir L. Preston; Mrs. P A. Robinson. (D28) L. L. Lipski; Mr. and Mrs. R. Billington, 1. Archer, V&A, no. A.6. 2. For delftware portraits of Charles I1, see Austin, Delft, no. 171; Lipski and Archer, Dated Delftware, nos. 38-42, 48 (1661-1665 dated versions). 3. L.ipski and Archer, Dated Delitware, no. 84 (1694 dish); Goldweitz, Collection pls. c d (1695 dish). For one in a different style, see Archer, Chargers, pl. 49t. Royal, Martial, and Other Historical Figures and Events The initials on the first of these dishes (D)27) identity William III (r. 1689- 1702; see Time Line, pp. 14-15), and it is likely that the second example (D28) commemorates the same king. (Both William III and James II were clean shaven, but all known delftware with clearly identifiable portrayals of the latter monarch [see no. D18] are very different in style and can be attributed to Bris- lington.)' The figures on both of the dishes shown here and on a 1672 dated Charles II dish (no. D9), which has trees much like those on the uninscribed exam- ple (D28), are standard images after one or more published illustrations.' Settings on "WR" initialed examples valy: one 1694 dated dish, with the portrait after the same design source, shows the king among trees with fernlike foliage com- posed of curved slashes of color; on another, a differently dressed and posed William (with "WR" initials) stands between sketchily painted trees supported on a crosshatched foreground. The reverse of the second dish is incised with the date 1695. Differences in the painting styles of William III (full-length) por- trait dishes indicate that more than one factory manufactured them. D28 60 The Longridge Collection