AN ENGLISH DELFT DATED ARMORIAL CUP
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AN ENGLISH DELFT DATED ARMORIAL CUP

MID 17TH CENTURY, INDISTINCTLY DATED, PROBABLY FOR 1657, PROBABLY SOUTHWARK, TRIAL BRUSHSTROKES IN BLUE TO THE UNDERSIDE

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AN ENGLISH DELFT DATED ARMORIAL CUP
MID 17TH CENTURY, INDISTINCTLY DATED, PROBABLY FOR 1657, PROBABLY SOUTHWARK, TRIAL BRUSHSTROKES IN BLUE TO THE UNDERSIDE
Of bulbous form with a short cylindrical neck, with a loop handle, painted in blue and ochre with the arms of the Worshipful Company of Bakers flanked by a foliage cartouche and initialled twice M/AR and dated 165(7), reserved against the rhyme :DRINK·VP:YOVRRI/NKE & SEE:MY:CONNY: between thin lines, the interior with a crouching rabbit on a grassy mound (minor restoration to rim)
3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) high
Provenance
Augustus W. Franks, 1885.
John Eliot Hodgkin, 1891.
Major Trevor Binney; Sotheby's, London, 10 December 1963, lot 37.
With Robert Allbrook.
Jean and Kenneth Chorley; Christie's, New York, 25 January 1993, lot 14.
Literature
John Eliot and Edith Hodgkin, Examples of Early English pottery Named, Dated and Inscribed, London, 1891, no. 294.
'English earthenware in the Chorley collection', The Magazine Antiques, LXXXVIII, February 1965, p. 182, pl. 2.
Frank Tilley, 'London City Arms on English Delftware.', Parts 1-5, The Antique Collector, 38, no. 3, June-July 1967, p. 126, fig. 6.
Ivor Noël Hume, 'Pottery and Porcelain in Colonial Williamsburg's Archaeological Collections', Colonial Williamsburg Archaeological Series, no. 2, 1969, p. 31, pl. 20.
Tristram Jellinek, 'Animal Decoration in English Delftware.', The Antique Collector, 41, no. 2, April-May 1970, p. 85 (cited).
Ivor Noël Hume, 'Early English Delftware from London and Virginia', Vol. II, Williamsburg, 1977, pl. 20.
Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, p.164, no. 737.
Leslie B. Grigsby, 'Dated English Delftware and Slipware in the Longridge Collection', The Magazine Antiques, 155, no. 6, pp. 880-881, pl. 11.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D238.
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Lot Essay

The trial brushstrokes on the underside of the present lot also appear on the 1662 drug-jar in this sale, lot 153; these are almost identical, suggesting that both may be by the same hand.

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