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AN ENGLISH DELFT DATED BLUE AND WHITE LARGE MUG
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AN ENGLISH DELFT DATED BLUE AND WHITE LARGE MUG

1766, PROBABLY LONDON

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AN ENGLISH DELFT DATED BLUE AND WHITE LARGE MUG
1766, PROBABLY LONDON
Of cylindrical form, with a spreading foot and strap handle, painted with a frieze of figures hunting a hare with hounds before buildings and mountains in a tree strewn landscape, above concentric lines, dated 1766 to the underside (some overpainting to handle)
7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous; Sotheby's, London, 30 November 1962, lot 72.
Thomas Burn, Rous Lench Court; Christie's, 29-30 May 1990, lot 25.
Literature
Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, p.190, no.849.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D270.
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European hunting subjects appear surprisingly infrequently on English delft. Lipski and Archer record only a handful of dated punch-bowls, mugs and a plate with similar scenes. Only one other dated mug from the collection at Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, dated 1728 and painted with satirical figures pursuing a fox (Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, ibid., p. 182, no. 817) is recorded. Given the national obsession with hunting with hounds and the delftware potters enthusiasm for producing dated and presentation wares the present mug would appear to be a rare survivor.

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