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An English blue and white delft porringer or bleeding bowl
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An English blue and white delft porringer or bleeding bowl

CIRCA 1730, PROBABLY LONDON

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An English blue and white delft porringer or bleeding bowl
Circa 1730, probably London
Of typical shallow circular form with a single pierced foliate handle painted with stripes, the interior with a three-leafed flower-spray beneath a loop-pattern rim, the exterior painted with four large lobed oak-leaves painted with stripes and shading (usual surface flaking and chipping to rim and edge of handle, very slight fritting and scratching to interior)
6¾ in. (17 cm.) wide
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Lot Essay

Cf. John C. Austin, British Delft at Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg, 1994), nos. 396, 397 and 398; the example illustrated by Frank Britton, English Delftware in the Bristol Collection (1982), p. 82, fig. 5.15, is also decorated with oak-leaves.
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