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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 257

    A BLEU PERSAN LARGE TWO-HANDLED FLOWER-POT

    CIRCA 1690, PROBABLY LONDON OR BRISLINGTON

    Price Realised  

    A BLEU PERSAN LARGE TWO-HANDLED FLOWER-POT
    CIRCA 1690, PROBABLY LONDON OR BRISLINGTON
    Of flared campana form, applied with ropetwist handles, typically splashed with a white glaze on a blue ground, and on a broad spreading foot, some chipping and restoration to rims with associated retouching and flaking
    12¾ in. (32.3 cm.) high


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    The attribution of bleu persan is problematic, as discussed in John C. Austin, British Delft at Williamsburg, Williamsburg, 1994, p. 105, no. 91 where the author discusses a bulbous mug splashed in white in tin-glaze and attributes it to London on the basis of form. Fragments and sherds excavated at Jamestown in Virginia and at Brislington show the extensive use of this ornament but do not reveal the country of origin, see Michael Archer, Delftware, Tin-Glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, London, 1997, p. 113, cat. no. A. 63.

    For vases with similar ropetwist handles see Frank Britton, London Delftware, London, 1987, p. 136, nos. 100-102. For a smaller vase of similar form see Frank Britton, English Delftware in the Bristol Collection, London, 1982, p. 98, no. 7.3.

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