• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 292

    A WORCESTER TRANSFER-PRINTED BALUSTER MUG

    CIRCA 1759-60, SIGNED RH. WORCESTER WITH THE REBUS OF AN ANCHOR

    Price Realised  

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    A WORCESTER TRANSFER-PRINTED BALUSTER MUG
    CIRCA 1759-60, SIGNED RH. WORCESTER WITH THE REBUS OF AN ANCHOR
    Transfer printed after Robert Hancock with a half-length portrait of George II in profile to the left, and with martial trophies beneath the royal crown and with a scroll inscribed Liberty, the reverse with tall ships
    5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    E & J Handley Collection, Big Sur, California.
    Acquired from Simon Spero, London.


    Literature

    R. Sharp, Ceramics: Ethics & Scandal, New York, 2002, p. 229.


    Exhibited

    London, Simon Spero Exhibition 2000, No 1.