AN ENGLISH DELFT DATED POLYCHROME DRUG-JAR
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AN ENGLISH DELFT DATED POLYCHROME DRUG-JAR

1723, PROBABLY LONDON

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AN ENGLISH DELFT DATED POLYCHROME DRUG-JAR
1723, PROBABLY LONDON
Of conventional form, painted in blue, iron-red and green, named for C:FL:AURANT: within an elongated scroll cartouche surmounted by a shell flanked by winged putti, supported by a winged mask between swags of flowers above the initials and date I:P.1723 (restored to the rim, cracked and restored to reverse)
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Anonymous; Bonhams, London, 24 February 1993, lot 88.
Literature
Bryony Hudson (ed.), op. cit., p. 197, cat. no. 164 (cited).
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D408.
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Lot Essay

C:FL:AURANT, and abbreviation for Conserva Flores Aurantium is a preparation of finely cut orange flowers.

See the example named for the same contents (in iron-red), with the same initials and date as the present example from the collection of Dr. A. Murray, sold Sotheby's, London, 21 July 1970, lot 188. This appears to be virtually identical in shape and decoration and would suggest that two sets of this type exist. See also Bryony Hudson (ed.), English Delftware Drug Jars, London, 2006, p. 197, cat. no. 164 for a drug-jar from the same set named for 'O:HYPERIC/I:P/1723', previously in the Howard and Gautier Collections. Hudson suggests that the initials IP may refer to James Piston who became Upper Warden of the Society of Apothecaries in 1722 and Master in 1723. There are eight various drug, pill and oil jars from this set including the present lot.

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