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

				
 
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. 
 
 
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               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 
 
 
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