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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 253

    A LONDON DELFT BLEU PERSAN OVAL POTTING POT

    CIRCA 1700

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LONDON DELFT BLEU PERSAN OVAL POTTING POT
    CIRCA 1700
    Of slightly flared form, painted in white with a seated Oriental among rockwork and grasses, the reverse with pierced rockwork and a hut among pine, restoration to rim and area of restoration at one end, some surface scratching and slight flaking to rim
    6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    Acquired from Jellinek & Sampson Antiques, 19 May 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The series of bleu Persan flower-pots or urns of campana form are exceptionally rare, perhaps inspired by French prototypes from Nevers; these were more likely to have been used for the display of bulbs or pot plants rather than cut flowers, their pierced bases supporting this suggestion.