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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 259

    A LONDON DELFT BLEU PERSAN GADROONED OVAL TWO-HANDLED CISTERN

    CIRCA 1685

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    A LONDON DELFT BLEU PERSAN GADROONED OVAL TWO-HANDLED CISTERN
    CIRCA 1685
    With lion mask and ropetwist ring handles, the interior painted in white enamel with an Oriental figure holding a parasol in a wooded garden within a border of scrolls and foliage, the exterior with Oriental figures at discussion among shrubs and grasses between borders of scrolls and foliage, on three scroll-moulded feet, one handle a restored replacement, one foot a restored replacement, another repaired, three cracks to rim, some very minor flaking to rims
    13¾ in. (35 cm.) wide


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    A related example in the Glaisher Collection, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, is illustrated by Bernard Rackham, 1935, pl. 90c, no. 1386.

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    Provenance

    The Morgan Collection.
    Acquired from Alistair Sampson, 16 August 1990.


    Literature

    Michael Archer and Brian Morgan, Fair as China Dishes, English Delftware from the Collection of Mrs. Marion Morgan and Brian Morgan, Washington, 1977, p. 41, cat. no. 20.