AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR BUTTER DISH AND COVER
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AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR BUTTER DISH AND COVER

CIRCA 1700-1730, PROBABLY LONDON

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AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR BUTTER DISH AND COVER
CIRCA 1700-1730, PROBABLY LONDON
The bowl with an everted rim, the interior applied to the centre with a spike, the domed cover with a knop finial, painted with figures among sponged trees above concentric lines (filled crack around finial, small chip to tip of spike and footrim, minute glaze flaking)
5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) diam.
Provenance
Anonymous; Bonham's, London, 18 May 1990, lot 47.
Literature
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D187.
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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

Butter-dishes of similar form with the distinctive spike to the interior have been excavated in Vauxhall, see Frank Britton, London Delftware, London, 1987, p. 71, fig. 12 J and p. 142, no. 121 (col. pl. M).

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