It has passed by descent through the family to the vendor and will appear in Pook & Pook’s American and International Decorative auction on April 29 in Downingtown.
The charger is one of a small group of surviving delft ceramics made for Quaker families resident in the county. Another inscribed WEL 1738, probably made for William and Elizabeth Levis, sold in the same rooms in 2008 for a premium-inclusive $32,769.
The Lightfoot example is guided at $15,000-20,000.
The auction includes 60-plus lots of Staffordshire blue and white, the final instalment of the collection of Kenton Broyles. Also, 160 lots of commemorative Staffordshire from the James Cotton Collection will be offered on May 2 online.