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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 26

    A LONDON DELFT WHITE CANDLESTICK

    CIRCA 1650, PROBABLY SOUTHWARK

    Price Realised  

    A LONDON DELFT WHITE CANDLESTICK
    CIRCA 1650, PROBABLY SOUTHWARK
    Of tapering cylindrical form with lobed top rim and a broad fluted drip pan half-way down the shaft, on a spreading circular foot, crack to top rim, chips to edge of top rim, drip pan and foot
    9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high


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    A closely similar white example is in the Thomas Greg Collection, City Art Gallery, Manchester and illustrated by Michael Parkinson, The Incomparable Art, Manchester, 1969, pl. 46. A candlestick of similar form, dated 1653, with the arms of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, is illustrated by Michael Archer, Delftware the Tin-glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, a Catalogue of the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1997, G. 3. Another from the Rous Lench Collection, was sold Christie's, London, 29th May 1990, lot 3 and illustrated by Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, no. 1560.

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    Provenance

    The Hon. Mrs. P. A. Robinson (The Moorwood Collection), sold Sotheby's London, 15th May 1979, lot 5.
    Acquired from Jonathan Horne, London, 24th November 1979.


    Exhibited

    Somerset House, Art Treasures Exhibition, 1979, no. E 17.