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English Delftware. Plate. Unidentified Liverpool pottery, England. Painted in blue with a Chinaman in a fenced garden, with flowering bamboo behind him. The circular plate has a sloping rim, shallow curved sides and flat centre. (Archer’s shape M but shallower) The well is decorated with a Chinaman seated on a rock and pointing to the viewer’s left with his raised right hand. Behind him there is a tall rock or tree trunk with plants growing from it, and a plant with three flowers projecting from a fence. To the left of the man there is another plant and in the foreground tufts of grass. The scene is surrounded by two narrow concentric circles. On the rim there is a narrow border of lozenge shapes with crosses over them. There are three peg marks on the reverse of the rim. Buff earthenware, tin-glazed bluish-white, and painted in blue. Height, whole, 23 cm, diameter, whole, 17.4 cm, circa 1760. Chinoiserie. Sir Ivor and Lady Batchelor Bequest through The Art Fund.