6 December 2004
A BOW BALUSTER MUG
CIRCA 1750, INCISED AND PAINTER'S B IN IRON-RED
With grooved loop handle, bizarrely painted with a look-out attached to pierced marbled rockwork and with an oriental holding a plate of fruit before an enormous winged insect, above an oriental child seated on a two-tier platform, the reverse with a flowering plant and grasses on a floating island
4¾ in. (12 cm.) high
Anon., sale Sotheby's, 3rd November 1964, lot 16 (#75 to Tilley).
Anon., sale Sotheby's, 7th May 1968, lot 5 (#220 to Tilley).
Anon., sale in these Rooms, 15th February 1982, lot 75.
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