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    Sale 7561

    Simon Sainsbury The Creation of an English Arcadia

    18 June 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 25

    A LONDON DELFT WHITE FLUTED POSSET-POT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1650-55, PROBABLY SOUTHWARK

    Price Realised  

    A LONDON DELFT WHITE FLUTED POSSET-POT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1650-55, PROBABLY SOUTHWARK
    Of squat form with curved spout and grooved loop handles, the domed cover with button finial, three cracks to rim, crack to rim of cover, chip to inside rim of cover, some chipping and flaking to rims, tip of spout and edge of handles, glaze cracks
    6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high


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    Examples of similar forms can be seen at the Victoria and Albert Museum, illustrated in Michael Archer, Delftware the Tin-glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, a Catalogue of the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1997, p. 262, nos. D.10 & D.11. A cylindrical example with similar fluting can be seen in Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware, London, 2000, p. 299, no. D274.

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale Sotheby's London, 25th February 1986, lot 43.
    Acquired from Alistair Sampson, London, 17th March 1986.