18 June 2008
A LONDON DELFT BLEU PERSAN GADROONED OVAL TWO-HANDLED CISTERN
With lion mask and ropetwist ring handles, the interior painted in white enamel with an Oriental figure holding a parasol in a wooded garden within a border of scrolls and foliage, the exterior with Oriental figures at discussion among shrubs and grasses between borders of scrolls and foliage, on three scroll-moulded feet, one handle a restored replacement, one foot a restored replacement, another repaired, three cracks to rim, some very minor flaking to rims
13¾ in. (35 cm.) wide
The Morgan Collection.
Acquired from Alistair Sampson, 16 August 1990.
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Michael Archer and Brian Morgan, Fair as China Dishes, English Delftware from the Collection of Mrs. Marion Morgan and Brian Morgan, Washington, 1977, p. 41, cat. no. 20.
A related example in the Glaisher Collection, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, is illustrated by Bernard Rackham, 1935, pl. 90c, no. 1386.
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