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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    A LONDON DELFT BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR PIERCED FLOWER-BOWL

    CIRCA 1685

    Price Realised  

    A LONDON DELFT BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR PIERCED FLOWER-BOWL
    CIRCA 1685
    Painted with an Oriental figure seated by rockwork, the reverse with grasses rockwork and a tree, the bleu Persan top with a central circular aperture surrounded by radiating pierced holes edged in white within a pendant leaf border, slight chipping to rims
    7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diam.


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    For a discussion of the similarity of form between this flower-bowl and butter-dishes found during excavations at Vauxhall, see Edwards, English Ceramic Circle Transactions, 1984, vol. 12, part 16, pls. 55-56.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Jonathan Horne, London, 25 February 2003.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note there are some areas of restoration to the pierced top section of this flower bowl.


    Literature

    Jonathan Horne, English Pottery and Related Works of Art, (London, 2003), p. 14, no. 03/9.


    Exhibited

    Jonathan Horne, London, March 2003, no. 03/9.