A BRISTOL DELFT POLYCHROME CHINOISERIE PUNCH BOWL
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A BRISTOL DELFT POLYCHROME CHINOISERIE PUNCH BOWL

CIRCA 1730

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A BRISTOL DELFT POLYCHROME CHINOISERIE PUNCH BOWL
CIRCA 1730
The deep conical bowl supported by a high cylindrical foot, painted in a bright palette of blue, green, iron-red and yellow with figures seated below pine before terracing between rockwork, the reverse with shrubs between two children, the lower part with concentric circles above stiff leaves, the interior with stylised figures among grasses (cracked across and restuck with associated restored rim chip, surface scratching to glaze)
6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high
Provenance
With Jonathan Horne, London.
Literature
Jonathan Horne, A Collection of English Pottery, London, 1999, Part XIX, no. 557.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D305.
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

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Lot Essay

This chinoiserie decoration is traditionally referred to as the 'Niglette' style. The attribution stems from a dated dish of 1733 with the initials N/J·E which is painted in a bright palette with eleven figures of ladies and dancing children. The dish exhibited in August 1851 and published in 1920 by W.J. Pountney, Old Bristol Potteries, by studying the Parish records of The Church of St. Mary, Redcliff, Bristol, the author suggested the initials related to John and Hester Niglette who were married 1721. Whilst the evidence supporting this claim is inconclusive, Niglette has given his name to a this school of painting.

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