18 June 2008
A BRISTOL DELFT BLUE AND WHITE INSCRIBED AND DATED FOOTED PUNCH-BOWL
The exterior with a bird perched on rockwork and with meandering flowering branches, beneath a panelled and lappet border with scrolls and flowers on a stepped domed foot with bands of meandering branches and insects and panelled blue and white flowers and scrolls counter- changed, the interior with the inscription Drink Fair/Dont Swear/1724 surrounded by flourishes and cross-within-diamond ornament, one side of the bowl extensively damaged and repaired with two filled in areas and filled in rivet holes, some chipping and flaking to rims
12 in. (30.5 cm.) diameter
Acquired from Jellinek & Sampson, 19 September 1978.
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Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, p. 244, no. 1067.
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