• The Collection of Benjamin F.  auction at Christies

    Sale 2388

    The Collection of Benjamin F. Edwards III

    26 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 340

    AN ENGLISH DELFT POSSET-POT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1685-90, POSSIBLY BRISTOL OR BRISLINGTON, BLUE 2 TO BOTH COVER AND POT

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    AN ENGLISH DELFT POSSET-POT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1685-90, POSSIBLY BRISTOL OR BRISLINGTON, BLUE 2 TO BOTH COVER AND POT
    Of waisted form, the stepped domed cover with an inverted acorn-shaped finial surmounted by a bird, the cover and pot flanked by double scroll handles entwined with hissing snakes, the spout with a S-scroll support and snake, painted overall with birds and insects among flowers, the rim with a lappet band
    13¾ in. (34.9 cm.) high, 12 in. (30.5 cm.) wide (2)


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    For a similar example dated 1697 see Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, p. 934 (cover missing) . Also see Bernard Rackham, The Glaisher Collection of Pottery and Porcelain, vol. II, Cambridge, 1935, p. 106-107 for two Brislington examples dated 1685-1686 and 1687. Also note Jonathan Horne, 'A Collection of Early English Pottery', part III, no. 56.

    Provenance

    Mrs. Marion Morgan and Brian Morgan.
    John Philip Kassebaum Collection; Sotheby's, London, 1 October 1991, lot 12.
    With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire.


    Literature

    Michael Archer and Brian Morgan, Fair as China Dishes, English Delftware, From the Collection of Mrs. Marion Morgan and Brian Morgan, International Exhibitions Foundation 1977-1979, Exhibition Catalogue, Washington, 1977, fig. 35.