6 December 2004
A LIVERPOOL BLUE AND WHITE MOULDED OVAL SAUCEBOAT
CIRCA 1762, RICHARD CHAFFERS' FACTORY
Painted with flowering shrubs and bamboo by a fence and rockwork and with flowers within moulded scroll cartouches, the lower part with stiff leaves (minute chip to lip)
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) long
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Fenichell Basmajian, New York, 1-15 November 2001, no. 80.
Cf. Bernard Watney, English Blue and White Porcelain of the 18th Century (London, 1973), pl. 55c for the example in the author's collection sold Phillips, 22nd September 1999, lot 242.
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