Holt Antiques at
Walsingham Mill
The Old Mill
Cokers Hill
Little Walsingham
NR22 6BN

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04/09/20 - An Important Update Regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) 4th September 2020

Holt Antique Furniture Ltd and its related Companies would like to update you on what's happening at our antiques store “Holt Antiques at Walsingham Mill” with the continued threat of Coronavirus (Covid-19).

Dear Customers...

As you are probably aware, the Coronavirus outbreak has caused unprecedented turmoil to the retail shop / High Street sector since 23rd March 2020 with all non-essential shops being forced to close. The UK Government took the decision to allow this sector which, includes Antiques Stores, to re-open from 15th June 2020, but only if we are able to meet specified criteria set out in the "COVID 19 HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDELINES". 
We must act responsibly during this challenging period, to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of both our staff and customers continues.

With the above in mind, we have had to make the difficult decision to keep our store at Walsingham closed for the time being to the general public. This situation will again be reviewed at the end of September 2020.

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The Management Team at Holt Antiques would like to thank every one of you for your continued support during this time.

Robin Dunkley

Managing Director, Holt Antique Furniture Ltd

Rare Mid 18th Century English Antique Delftware Adam and Eve Charger, Bristol, Circa 1745-55

  • Reference : 2974
  • Availability : Available Now
  • Dimensions : Diameter 13 1/2"
  • Price : £3750


An exceptionally rare find.

A mid-18th Century English-made delftware charger, Circa 1745-55, depicting Adam and Eve.

An almost identical example to this is in the ownership of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England - Ex Glaisher Collection - (Reference Archer - Delftware in the Fitzwilliam Museum, illustrated Page 27, Plate A.43).  

The subject matter is also referred to as "The Temptation".  The image is based on an earlier engraving by Crispin van de Passe (1564-1637).

Most probably made in Bristol at the Redcliff Back Pottery operating from about 1705 until its closure in 1777 which solely produced delft / tin-glazed earthenware.

With typical buff body and bluish-white glazed front and verso (wiped from the foot-rim). Decorated in underglaze blue, yellow and green with a sponge-work rim.  Three stilt marks are evident to the front.

Interestingly, two hand-written labels verso refer to this plate as "Lambeth - 1690 to 1700".  Whilst these labels have been left on there, this attribution is incorrect.

Condition - restored.  Minor frit to the rim with loss of glaze - possibly a firing flaw. Traces of old staples removed and filled (see images).  The restoration has been undertaken exceedingly well by a very well accomplished ceramics restorer. 

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