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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 136

    A LONDON DELFT DATED POLYCHROME FLOWER VASE IN THE FORM OF A CHILD'S HEAD

    1685

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    A LONDON DELFT DATED POLYCHROME FLOWER VASE IN THE FORM OF A CHILD'S HEAD
    1685
    With blue hair, eyes and eyebrows and ochre cheeks wearing a beaded ochre necklace, the underside with the intials C/T:E/1685, the top of his head pierced with seven holes, extensive flaking to top of head, cracked through cheek and to the left side of his head, flaking to forlock, nose and extensive chipping and flaking to base
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high


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    The only other recorded examples, but not dated, were sold Christie's, London, 10th October 1983, lot 84.

    Such striking sculptural heads of children were perhaps intended to be portraits of the children of the marriage of the people whose initials and date appear on the bases.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's London, 11 October 1977, lot 88.
    Acquired from Jellinek and Sampson Antiques, November 1978.


    Literature

    Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, no. 1747A.