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AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE CANDLE RECESS TILE
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AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE CANDLE RECESS TILE

MID-18TH CENTURY, LONDON OR BRISTOL

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AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE CANDLE RECESS TILE
MID-18TH CENTURY, LONDON OR BRISTOL
Of rectangular form with a deep arched recess, painted with a figure of Venus and Cupid within a diaper-pattern flowerhead border
10 3/16 in. (16 cm.) high
Provenance
William Edkins (manuscript label).
Louis L. Lipski.
John Philip Kassebaum; Sotheby's, London, 1 October 1991, lot 84.
Literature
D434. The Longridge Catalogue
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Such tile niches were used in conjunction with wash-basins, although only four complete tiled recesses exist. These were intended for guests to wash their hands prior to dining. See the example illustrated by Michael Archer in Delftware, the Tin-Glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, a Catalogue of the Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1997, p. 426, no. N.7.

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