A LANCASTER DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DOCUMENTARY INK-POT
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A LANCASTER DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DOCUMENTARY INK-POT

1764

Details
A LANCASTER DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DOCUMENTARY INK-POT
1764
Of typical form, the cylindrical body with rounded shoulders pierced with four apertures below a flared rim, inscribed William Whewell Lancafter 1764 below a diaper-pattern band reserved with flowerheads between chain-pattern bands (restoration and retouching)
2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high
Literature
Barbara Blenkinship, 'Lancaster Delftware Pottery', Journal of the Northern Ceramic Society Journal, Vol. 25, 2008-2009, fig. 17 (and front cover).
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D389.
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Lot Essay

For a detailed discussion of the Lancaster Delftware Pottery see Barbara Blenkinship, ibid., pp. 40-70. See also Emlyn Roberts, 'Lancaster Delftware Kiln', ibid., pp. 71-75 for details of the site.

The present lot is the only inscribed and dated piece of Lancaster delftware known, yet precise details of William Whewell are not recorded. It is interesting to note that a William Whewell (1794-1866), born in Lancaster became an important 19th century scientist, mathematician, philosopher and theologian. Perhaps the present ink-pot was made for one of his forebears.

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