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AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DATED AND INITIALED POSSET-POT AND COVER
AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DATED AND INITIALED POSSET-POT AND COVER
AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DATED AND INITIALED POSSET-POT AND COVER
AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DATED AND INITIALED POSSET-POT AND COVER
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AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DATED AND INITIALED POSSET-POT AND COVER

DATED 1688, LONDON OR BRISTOL

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AN ENGLISH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE DATED AND INITIALED POSSET-POT AND COVER DATED 1688, LONDON OR BRISTOL Decorated throughout in the Chinoiserie taste with birds, flowers and foliage, the spout flanked by inscriptions of '1688' and the initials 'T / I*I', the double scroll handles painted with blue lines, on three bird-form feet 11 ½ in. (29.2 cm.) high
Provenance
With Jonathan Horne, London, 2001.
Literature
J. Horne, English Pottery and Related Works of Art, London, 2001, pp.8-9 cat. no. 01/5.
Exhibited
London, Jonathan Horne Antiques, English Pottery and Related Works of Art, London, 2001.

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Popular in the 17th century, posset was a hot beverage made of milk curdled with wine or other liquor. It was sometimes taken medicinially, but it was also consumed socially at parties. On the 6th of January 1668, Samuel Pepys is recorded as serving his guests posset, and afterwards they "went to dancing and singing again until two in the morning." See M. Archer, Delftware, the Tin-glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, Norwich, 1997, p. 261 for a further discussion of the form.

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