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FIVE ENGLISH PORCELAIN WHITE HANDLES

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FIVE ENGLISH PORCELAIN WHITE HANDLES
Circa 1760-1780

A Derby fork-handle of tapering oval section with two bands of incised stiff leaves, the terminal with an incised flowerhead (minute chips to terminal), 3 1/2in. (9cm.) long; a pair of tapering faceted oval section, the fork-handle with a crazed glaze, the knife-handle with red anchor mark, perhaps Derby, circa 1770, 3 5/8in. (9.5cm.) long; a knife-handle of slightly curved faceted oval section, the terminal moulded with a chrysanthemum head (some slight chipping), perhaps Derby, circa 1780, 3 5/8in. (9.5cm.) long; a knife-handle of pistol form moulded with scrolling chrysanthemum (cracked, repaired with a silver band), perhaps Derby, circa 1770, 3 3/4in. (9.5cm.) long (5)
Literature
Tony Stevenson, op. cit., E.C.C. Transactions, Vol. 14, Pt. 1, p. 57, pl. 13 (for first) and ibid., p. 54, pl. 7c (for the second)

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The last handle is apparently unrecorded
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