£700 - £900
AN ENGLISH DELFTWARE PLATE, DATED 1740 painted to the centre with the initials SB 1740 in a Kangxi style border of pagoda and flowering plants, 22.5cm diam
Provenance: A S Marsden-Smedley, Sotheby's, 18 June 1943, lot 5; T Murray Ragg, his sale Sotheby's, 23 March 1954, lot 30; Rt Hon Ernest Marples, PC, Minister of Transport, Baron Marples, (1907-1978), thence by descent.
Illustrated: Lipski (Louis L) and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, 1984, fig 463.
Small flat rim chip at 4 o'clock and some typical light flaking around the rim, not cracked