• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 73

    A PAIR OF BRISTOL DELFT BLUE AND WHITE RECTANGULAR FLOWER-BRICKS

    CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF BRISTOL DELFT BLUE AND WHITE RECTANGULAR FLOWER-BRICKS
    CIRCA 1740
    The sides painted with fortified towers in an estuary with sailing boats beneath a cloudy sky, the ends with flowering plants, and the tops pierced with a central rectangle flanked by twelve circular apertures, with blue scroll and 'x' ornament
    6 1/8 (15.5 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    with Jonathan Horne, London.
    The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware, Connecticut, USA.
    Acquired from Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire, USA.


    Literature

    L. Grigsby, The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware, London 2006, p. 415, no. D374.