A LONDON DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DATED 'CURLES' SALT
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A LONDON DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DATED 'CURLES' SALT

1675, PROBABLY SOUTHWARK

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A LONDON DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DATED 'CURLES' SALT
1675, PROBABLY SOUTHWARK
The shallow circular bowl with a broad flat rim issuing three scrolled struts, supported by a spreading foot, painted with the initials ·A·W·/1675 between stars, the border with three flowerheads issuing scrolls, the foot painted with a butterfly resting on a lotus leaf and further blooms between blue lines (two scrolls restored, slight retouching to well)
4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high
Provenance
The Woodcock and Wetherell families.
Anonymous; Christie's, London, 14 October 1968, lot 82.
Thomas Burn, Rous Lench Court; Sotheby's, London, 1 July 1986, lot 26.
Literature
Frank Tilley, 'The 'AW' Master-Salt: A Unique Example of Seventeenth Century English Delftware', The Antique Collector, 40, no. 2, April-May 1969, p. 80.
Hugo Morley-Fletcher and Roger McIlroy, Christie's Pictorial History of European Pottery, London, 1984, p. 248, no. 3.
Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, p.348, no. 1538.
Frank Britton, 'The Pickleherring Potteries: An Inventory', Post-Medieval Archaeology, no. 24, 1990, p. 87, fig. 7.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D208.
Special notice

VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 20% on the buyer's premium.

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