'The Hackwood Tray', an oval two-handled inscribed and dated Furnival  pottery tray painted by John Eyre with David the Psalmist
'The Hackwood Tray', an oval two-handled inscribed and dated Furnival pottery tray painted by John Eyre with David the Psalmist

THE PAINTING WITH INSCRIBED JNE MONOGRAM AND DATED 1869, THE REVERSE WITH IMPRESSED FURNIVAL MARK OBSCURED BY A CROSS PAINTED IN IRON-RED, INSCRIBED IN IRON-RED IN FRENCH AND ITALIAN WITH TRANSCRIPTIONS OF THE FIFTY-FIRST PSALM, APPLIED WITH OTHER VARIOUS PAPER LABELS

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'The Hackwood Tray', an oval two-handled inscribed and dated Furnival pottery tray painted by John Eyre with David the Psalmist
The painting with inscribed JNE monogram and dated 1869, the reverse with impressed Furnival mark obscured by a cross painted in iron-red, inscribed in iron-red in French and Italian with transcriptions of the Fifty-first Psalm, applied with other various paper labels
Painted with King David playing the lyre, God in the heavens above him attended by Cherubim and Seraphim supervising the construction of the Temple among clouds filled with angels playing lyres, to the lower left with a vignette of the young David overcoming King Saul and to the right with another of him embracing Jonathan, within a lightly-moulded border of a laurel wreath entwined with a double ribbon, the twin handles modelled as ribbon-tied olive branches
22 in. (56.5 cm.) wide
Provenance
Hengrave Hall, Hengrave, Near Bury St Edmunds, sale September 15-25 1952, lot 719.
Exhibited
The Society of Arts, Art-Workmanship Competition, The Adelphi, London, 1869-70, no. 134 (Prizewinner).
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