A LONDON DELFT BLUE AND WHITE RECTANGULAR TEA-CANISTER
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A LONDON DELFT BLUE AND WHITE RECTANGULAR TEA-CANISTER

CIRCA 1740, PROBABLY LAMBETH

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A LONDON DELFT BLUE AND WHITE RECTANGULAR TEA-CANISTER
CIRCA 1740, PROBABLY LAMBETH
With reeded corners, painted with a scene from the Old Testament with Cain attacking Abel, the reverse with a couple and a hound, the sides and upper surface painted with chinoiserie flowers, the corners with a diaper-pattern band, the shoulder with further flowers enriched in pale manganese (the top of the shoulder with minor chipping)
4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high
Provenance
With Jonathan Horne, London.
Literature
Jonathan Horne, A Collection of English Pottery, Part XVIII, London, 1998, no. 519.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D335.
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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

For a tea canister of similar form dated 1737 see Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, p. 342, no. 1516. See also the tea canister dated 1743 and painted in a similar style the present example also from the Longridge Collection, sold Christie's, London, 10-11 June 2010, lot 1142. The Old Testament subject is seen on tiles from Liverpool and London which appear to share a similar graphic source to the present example, see Anthony Ray, English Delftware Tiles, London, 1973, pp. 116-7, pl. 3, no. 21 and Jonathan Horne, English Tin-Glazed Tiles, London, 1989, p. 77, no. 443.

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