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A STAFFORDSHIRE SALTGLAZED STONEWARE ENAMELED LITTLER'S BLUE-GROUND PUZZLE-JUG
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A STAFFORDSHIRE SALTGLAZED STONEWARE ENAMELED LITTLER'S BLUE-GROUND PUZZLE-JUG

CIRCA 1755-1760, WHITE ENAMELED 'L' MARK ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM LITTLER, POSSIBLY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AARON WEDGWOOD

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A STAFFORDSHIRE SALTGLAZED STONEWARE ENAMELED LITTLER'S BLUE-GROUND PUZZLE-JUG
CIRCA 1755-1760, WHITE ENAMELED 'L' MARK ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM LITTLER, POSSIBLY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH AARON WEDGWOOD
Pear-shaped pierced with a band of circlets below the rim, enameled in white and blue with a bouquet and foliate sprays, the tubular handle attached to the hollow rim set with three spouts
6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high
Provenance
With William H. Plummer, New York, 26 September 1935.
W.B. Goodwin, collection no. 52.
Exhibited
Portland Museum of Art, loan no. 2.1983.85.
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The present 'Littler's' blue puzzle-jug is the only example of this form and type extant. For an overglazed enameled coffee-pot and cover, formerly from the Lady Charlotte Schreiber Collection, see the Victoria & Albert Collection, London, museum no. 414:1004/&A-1885. Also see Charles Luxmoore, English Saltglazed Earthenware, London, 1924, p. 52 and col. pl. 38 and the dust jacket illustration, for a discussion on this category of wares and an itemization of the known examples at the date of publication. The Luxmoore teapot and cover was subsequently offered as part of the Bernard and Judith Newman Collection, sold, Sotheby's, New York, 20 January 2005, lot 196 ($48,000).

For additional information on William Littler, please refer to the note on the preceding lot.

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