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    Sale 7813

    Glin Castle - A Knight in Ireland

    7 May 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 43

    A DELFTWARE BLUE AND WHITE BARBER'S BOWL

    CIRCA 1755, PROBABLY VAUXHALL

    Price Realised  

    A DELFTWARE BLUE AND WHITE BARBER'S BOWL
    CIRCA 1755, PROBABLY VAUXHALL
    Of typical form, painted with the lotus-pattern, the central flower below radiating petal-shaped panels, within a herringbone band, the underside with leafy branches, small restored section to rim
    11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) diam.


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    Traditionally this design is given to Dublin and Liverpool potters among others, in part due to the existence of openwork baskets in this pattern. However, excavations at Vauxhall Cross revealed fragments from similar basketwork, and are discussed by Dennis Cockell, 'Some Finds of Pottery at Vauxhall Cross, London', E.C.C. Transactions, Vol. 9, Pt. II, pl. 134.

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    Provenance

    Patrick Hickey Collection, sold Sotheby's London, 30 May 1973, lot 51.


    Literature

    Irish Delftware, an Exhibition of 18th Century Irish Delftware at Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, 1971, p. 47, cat. no. 31.


    Exhibited

    Irish Delftware, an Exhibition of 18th Century Irish Delftware at Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, 22 October - 29 December 1971, as probably Irish, tentatively attributed to John Chambers' factory.