A rare, mid-18th century delftware dish decorated with a half-length figure of Frederick the Great above a ribbon inscribed “The King of Prussia’

September 18, 2019 2:40 pm Published by

A flying putto above holding a victor’s wreath, and a figure of Fame blowing a trumpet amongst military trophies below. The rim with further war trophies. The back marked with herbal sprigs. Decorated in blue on a blue glaze. Restoration to a break. Probably Liverpool, circa 1760.

Provenance: The Lipski Collection Sale 06/12/93, Part IV, Lot 677.

Reference: This dish commemorates the alliance of England with Frederick the Great, King of Prussia during the seven years war of 1756 to 1763. This subject is well-known on Worcester porcelain, engraved and transfer-printed by Robert Hancock after a painting by Pesne (Cyril Cook “The Life and Work of Robert Hancock” item 57). English Delftware (Britton) no. 10.18. Mundy pl XXX English Delft at Williamsburg (Austin) nos 53 & 54.
Diameter: 33.00 cm./13.00 in.

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