A slipware dish that sold for £4200 at Mitchells of Cockermouth.

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As basic kitchenware, such dishes were produced in large quantities but few have survived in such good condition as this 15¼in (39cm) long example.

The surface of the glaze was good, there were no cracks or restoration and only very minor old chips to the rim.

Estimated at £1000-1300 at the auction on August 31, it sold online to a London bidder at £4200.