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Exceptional Pair Of Large Bow Serving Dishes – Circa 1760


£900 | $1,146 USD | €1,027 EUR
Item Number: SA1030292
Date of manufacture: 18th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Actaeon Antiques and Art
This antique has been viewed 13 times in the past month with the most views from Finland.


• These completely matching blue and white serving dishes have moulded raised leaf sprays and painted fruiting grapevine with seaweed tendrils.
• These are particularly well painted examples, with a lovely deep blue colour and bright glaze suggesting they had little use in their 260 year existence.
• Consistent with little use, the condition is excellent. See Photos. There are none of the common edge nibbles or hair lines. Viewing into the front of each dish there are a few extremely minor losses of glace on only the high points of the grapevine stems. This may be the result of use or even at the firing stage (or a combination of both). Viewing to the rear there are areas of light kiln dust (not untypical) and a fingernail firing patch of glaze thinning on one and signs of a very good small 5mm shallow rear edge chip repair.
• Delivery £50 uk
Other than a few smaller items that can be safely posted, nearly all items are hand delivered (and set up in the case of clocks) by Martin Bros who are one of Britain’s most prestigious carriers of antiques and fine art. I wish us avoid the hassle of cheap men and their vans! The standard (subsidised) delivery price shown is for mainland UK excluding Scotland. Please ask for a Quotation where the standard price is not applicable.
Restoration and Presented Condition
I do not subscribe to the shabby chic or make it like new approach using modern materials which can make future restoration extremely difficult and impede long-term investment value.
Any restoration work is done to the highest (museum) standards using traditional materials so as to not compromise the patina of age.
Accordingly, please note some antique items for sale will have wear and marks associated with use over many generations that adds to the aesthetic beauty of the piece from the collector’s perspective.
Fine Art - Condition
All Paintings offered have been chosen for their excellent original condition, with where necessary museum standard cleaning, restoration and revarnishing. Presented in Gallery condition they are ready to hang for many generations, before cleaning / revarnishing may be necessary.
Any Questions?
I just love acquiring and talking about antiques and fine art so will be pleased to discuss any of the items I have for sale on UK 07515 741344 or
Best wishes Richard


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 18th Century.


Height = 3.5 cm (1.4")
Width = 30 cm (11.8")
Depth = 20 cm (7.9")

Seller Details

Actaeon Antiques and Art
West Sussex
United Kingdom

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