A rare, large mid-18th century hexagonal Irish delftware meat dish

September 18, 2019 2:40 pm Published by

Decorated with a chinoiserie scene of pavillions in a rocky landscape by a river amongst a large willow tree, flowerheads and floral sprays. The rim with an elaborate border of trailing stems with flowerheads and small trellis diaper panels interposed. Decorated in blue on a whitish glaze. Restoration to a small rim chip. Probably Irish, third quarter of the 18th century.

Width: 57.50 cm./22.75 in.
Height: 42.00 cm./16.50 in.

Reference : Irish Delftware (Castletown) No 98 from the National Museum, Dublin

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