• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 2203

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe Including Carpets from The Corcoran Gallery of Art

    24 November 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 142

    AN ENGLISH DELFT WHITE POSSET-POT AND COVER

    CIRCA 1650-1655, LONDON (SOUTHWARK OR ROTHERHITHE)

    Price Realised  

    AN ENGLISH DELFT WHITE POSSET-POT AND COVER
    CIRCA 1650-1655, LONDON (SOUTHWARK OR ROTHERHITHE)
    Of cylindrical form with two strap handles centering the everted spout, decorated with bosses arranged in ribs, the cover with bosses edging the dome
    7¼ in. (18.3 cm.) high; 9½ in. (24.1 cm.) wide, overall (2)


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    Examples of similar posset-pots can be seen at the Victoria and Albert Museum, illustrated in Michael Archer, Delftware the Tin-glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, a Catalogue of the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1997, p. 262, nos. D.10 (similar form beneath a deeply domed cover) and D.11 (the pot of variant form, the cover similar); also Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware, London, 2000, p. 299, no. D274 (identical form) and Simon Sainsbury Collection; Christie's, London, 18 June 2008, lot 25 (the pot of variant form, the cover similar).

    Provenance

    Golding-Barrett Collection (as per paper label).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR