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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 33

    FOUR LOWESTOFT ARMORIAL COFFEE-CUPS

    CIRCA 1790

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    FOUR LOWESTOFT ARMORIAL COFFEE-CUPS
    CIRCA 1790
    Painted and gilt with the coat of arms above a banner inscribed with the motto IN DEO POTERO, gilt line rims, the handles with diminishing gilt dot ornament (slight wear)
    2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high (4)


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    See Sheenah Smith, Lowestoft Porcelain in Norwich Castle Museum (Norwich, 1985), Vol. 2, no. 211, pl. 32a for a saucer from this service, bearing a 19th century ink label inscribed 'Lowestoft Pottery Part of a set made for the Revd Potter Rector of the Parish./The Arms painted by Thomas (sic.) Allen/who also painted the East Window/of Lowestoft Church'; see also Geoffrey A. Godden, Lowestoft Porcelains (London, 1985), p. 175, pl. 215 for a teabowl and saucer from the same service. For a discussion on armorial Lowestoft by John Howell, see E.C.C. Transactions, Vol. 12, Pt. 3 (1986), pp. 250-254, where he mentions the Potter service made for the Reverend Robert Potter (1721-1804), Vicar of Lowestoft from 1789.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN

    LOWESTOFT ARMORIAL TEA AND COFFEE WARES FROM THE REVEREND POTTER SERVICE