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A STAFFORDSHIRE SALTGLAZE ACANTHUS-MOULDED CORNUCOPIA WALL POCKET AND AN OVAL BUTTER-TUB STAND
A STAFFORDSHIRE SALTGLAZE ACANTHUS-MOULDED CORNUCOPIA WALL POCKET AND AN OVAL BUTTER-TUB STAND

CIRCA 1760, THE DECORATION ON THE STAND A LATER ADDITION

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A STAFFORDSHIRE SALTGLAZE ACANTHUS-MOULDED CORNUCOPIA WALL POCKET AND AN OVAL BUTTER-TUB STAND
Circa 1760, the decoration on the stand a later addition
Of typical form with acanthus-moulded lower portion enriched in green and puce, the upper portion with an urn issuing flowers on a diaper-pattern ground, 9 1/8in. (23.2cm.) high; the oval stand clobbered in bright colors, the basin with a Chinaman and trained parrots, the variant diaper and basket-weave moulded shaped border enriched in shades of puce and apple green, 6 3/8in. (16.2cm.) long (2)

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For a pair of creamware wall-pockets splashed in Whieldon type lead glazes identically modelled to the present saltglaze example, see The Jean and Kenneth Chorley Collection, Christie's New York, 25 January 1993, lot 86. The later-decorated oval butter-tub stand is from the same mould as the pair of undecorated examples offered as lot 133 in the present sale.
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