6 December 2004
A LIVERPOOL BLUE AND WHITE SLENDER BALUSTER MUG
CIRCA 1760, ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM REID'S FACTORY
With moulded scroll handle, painted with a hut beside rockwork on a wooded island, the reverse with grasses and boulders and birds in flight, the interior with a panel, diaper and flowerhead border
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
Frank Arnold Collection (label now lacking).
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Fenichell Basmajian, New York, 1-15 November 2001, no. 82.
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