6 December 2004
A LIMEHOUSE BLUE AND WHITE SHELL-SHAPED PICKLE-DISH
Painted with a vase of feathers resting on a scroll flanked by feathers entwined with ribbon, scattered birds and an insect, the underside with tendrils and foliage (two minute rim chips and slight staining)
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long
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Fenichell Basmajian, New York, 1-15 November 2001, no. 26.
Cf. a similar example from the Gilbert Bradley Collection, sold in these Rooms, 12th October 1981, lot 144; and a pair, sold 9th July 2001, lot 47.
See also David Drakard (ed.) Limehouse Ware Revealed (London, 1993), pl. 90.
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