• Sale 7920

    Syd Levethan: The Longridge Collection

    10 - 11 June 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 1113

    AN ENGLISH DELFT INSCRIBED AND DATED PUNCH-BOWL

    1740, PERHAPS BRISTOL OR LONDON

    Price Realised  

    AN ENGLISH DELFT INSCRIBED AND DATED PUNCH-BOWL
    1740, PERHAPS BRISTOL OR LONDON
    The exterior painted with a peacock and a long-tailed bird in flight among trailing flowering shrubs, above a band of diamond within ovolo-ornament and concentric blue circles, the interior with an owl and the inscription SINCE DRINKING HAS POWER, TO GIVE US RELIEF. COME FILL UP THE BOWL, & A POX ON ALL GRIEF. IF THAT WON'T DO. WE'LL HAVE SUCH ANOTHER. & SO WE'LL PROCEED, FROM ONE BOWL TO THE OTHER:, the underside with the initials K/WA/1740 within a double circle
    12¾ in. (32.4 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    W.F. Fiske; Sotheby's, London, 14 February 1930, lot 93.
    With Law, Foulsham and Cole, 1932.
    J.M. Furniss; Cornhill & Job, Liverpool, 13 March 1956, lot 868.
    Thomas Burn, Rous Lench Court; Christie's, London, 29 May 1990, lot 20.


    Literature

    Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D312.
    Leslie B. Grigsby, 'Dated Longridge Delft and Slipware', The Magazine Antiques, 155, June 1999, p. 885, pl. 17.
    Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, p. 254, no. 1102.


    Exhibited

    Christie's, London, Art Treasures Exhibition, 1932, no. 821.