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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 10

    A VAUXHALL SALTGLAZE STONEWARE INITIALLED AND DATED CYLINDRICAL MUG

    1720

    Price Realised  

    A VAUXHALL SALTGLAZE STONEWARE INITIALLED AND DATED CYLINDRICAL MUG
    1720
    With a ribbed strap handle, applied with an arched rectangular escutcheon moulded with figures before a sphere and holding astrological instruments, flanked by the incised initials O/J/A above the date 1720, applied with stylised trees and flowerheads, the lower part with a clockwise stag-hunt with eight hounds and a huntsman holding a musket and a horn between reeded bands (chipping to rims)
    8 in. (20.3 cm.) high


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    The central figures with their astrological instruments are strikingly similar to those seen on a London delft armorial plate (detail illustrated above), dated 1695 and decorated with the arms of London, from the Simon Sainsbury Collection, sold in these Rooms on 18th June 2008, lot 139. Similar stag-hunt decoration also appears on the mug sold in these Rooms on 8th December 2003, lot 1.

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