A PAIR OF ENGLISH OR IRISH ARMORIAL DELFT PLATES

A PAIR OF ENGLISH OR IRISH ARMORIAL DELFT PLATES

Circa 1755
22.0 cm wide

Plates from this service have been described as possibly Limerick due to their brown edges and similarity in design with transfer-printed Limerick examples and that the arms had been identified as belonging to the O’Brien family. Peter Francis state that the arms are in fact likely to be of Ludlow of Shropshire impaling Kynaston.

Francis also points out that at least one Dublin delft service was made for the Welsh market so a Shropshire commission would not preclude an Irish attribution. However he concludes that a probably English or possibly Irish attribution is more reasonable.

Condition:
One with 5 cm. hair crack. Chips. No restoration

Provenance:
Private collection

References:
Peter Francis, Irish Delftware, an illustrated history, (2000) p. 103, fig. 14.

This item has now been sold