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A STAFFORDSHIRE SLIPWARE DATED AND INITIALED POSSET-POT
A STAFFORDSHIRE SLIPWARE DATED AND INITIALED POSSET-POT
A STAFFORDSHIRE SLIPWARE DATED AND INITIALED POSSET-POT
A STAFFORDSHIRE SLIPWARE DATED AND INITIALED POSSET-POT
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A STAFFORDSHIRE SLIPWARE DATED AND INITIALED POSSET-POT

CIRCA 1671

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A STAFFORDSHIRE SLIPWARE DATED AND INITIALED POSSET-POT
CIRCA 1671
With a short ribbed spout and loop handles, the ochre ground with dark brown combed faux agate decoration with the date '1671' and the initials 'RF' flanking the spout, the reverse with the initials, 'E/IW' beneath the inscription to the rim 'GOD SAVE THE KING AND BLESS HIM', all in brown slip with cream dot ornament
6 in. (15.2 cm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous Sale: Christie's London, 14th December 1981, lot 153.
With Jellinek and Sampson, London.
Literature
L.B. Grigsby, The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware, vol. 1, London, 2000, p. 124, cat. no. S65.
L.B. Grigsby, 'Some Dated English Drinking Vessels with Trailed-Slip Decoration, 1612-1752', The Magazine Antiques, 147, no. 6, May 1995, pp. 875 & 880, pls. 4 & 16.
H. Morley-Fletcher and R. McIlroy, Christie's Pictorial History of European Pottery, Oxford, 1984, p. 265, no. 13.

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This posset-pot is among the earliest examples of English slipware with combed decoration.

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