A LONDON DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DATED PILL-JAR
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A LONDON DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DATED PILL-JAR

1675

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A LONDON DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DATED PILL-JAR
1675
Of conventional form, named for T:ALHANDAL on a scrolling banner label surmounted by a winged mask, above the initials E·P/1675 (small rim chip to reverse, minor glaze chipping to footrim and minor staining)
3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) high
Provenance
Thomas Boynton, Yorkshire.
Geoffrey E. Howard; Sotheby's, London, 24 July 1956, lot 56.
Thomas Burn, Rous Lench Court; Sotheby's, London, 1 July 1986, lot 1.
Literature
G.E. Howard, Early English Drug Jars: With Some Notes on Jacobean Wine Pots, Cups, Etc., London, 1931, pl. 6, no. 17.
Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, p. 377, no. 1636A.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D399.
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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

Torches of Alhandal were lozenges whose main ingredient, colocynth or Bitter apple (Citrullus colocynthis) was mixed with natural gums which were used as a purgative, one of the more effective and violent laxatives known at the time.

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