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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 138

    A LONDON DELFT DATED BLUE AND WHITE WASSAIL BOWL

    1693

    Price Realised  

    A LONDON DELFT DATED BLUE AND WHITE WASSAIL BOWL
    1693
    The interior painted in blue and with manganese trekking with a bird perched on bamboo and flowering camelia issuing from pierced rockwork within a circular cartouche and a border of scrolling foliage and meandering manganese tendrils with pale-green leaves, the exterior with a goose, birds and insects among flowering shrubs and branches, the date 1693. below a blue line, the lower-part with a band of meandering scrolls, on a stepped circular foot with radiating lappets filled with scrolls and flowers, two restored cracks to body and restored chipping and flaking to rim, some minor flaking to rims
    10½ in. (26.7 cm.) diameter


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    A wassail bowl with closely similar decoration from the S. M. Taylor Collection is in the City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham (39'41).

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    Provenance

    Acquired from Jonathan Horne, 11 November 1983.


    Literature

    Michael Archer and Brian Morgan, Fair as China Dishes, English Delftware, From the Collection of Mrs. Marion Morgan and Brian Morgan, International Exhibitions Foundation 1977-79, Exhibition Catalogue, Washington, 1977, pp. 56-57, cat. no. 32.