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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 350

    A TIN-GLAZED WHITE MODEL OF A BARN OWL

    CIRCA 1750, PERHAPS LONDON

    Price Realised  

    A TIN-GLAZED WHITE MODEL OF A BARN OWL
    CIRCA 1750, PERHAPS LONDON
    Modelled perched astride a conical base, its wings slightly outstretched and its head half-turned to the right, minute flaking to ears and slight chipping to base
    7½ in. (19 cm.) high


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    Two other recorded examples of this model exist. One was exhibited by Garry Atkins 'An Exhibition of English Pottery 1650 - 1800', Exhibition Catalogue, March 12th-19th 1991, no. 3, where he suggests a Liverpool attribution. The other, formerly in Lord Revelstoke's Collection and thought to date from the 17th Century date, is illustrated in Ross E. Taggart, 'The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection of English Pottery in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery', Exhibition Catalogue, Kansas City, Missouri, 1967, no. 103.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Jonathan Horne, 25 February 2003.


    Literature

    Jonathan Horne, A Collection of Early English Pottery (London, 2003), cat. no. 03/12.


    Exhibited

    Jonathan Horne, March 2003, Exhibtion Catalogue, no. 03/12.