6 December 2004
A LIVERPOOL INSCRIBED AND DATED BALUSTER MUG
1792, JOHN AND JANE PENNINGTON'S FACTORY
With moulded double-scroll handle, painted with a gentleman seated in a ladder-back armchair before a tripod table with a decanter and pipe before him, holding a glass of ale, beneath a tree flanked by two female oriental attendants and inscribed JAMES BOULTON, 1792 and between iron-red loop line and dot-pattern rims (small crack and damage to rim, some staining to rim and handle)
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
Wallace Elliot, sale Sotheby's, 6th May 1938, lot 332.
Gordon A. Rust, sale Sotheby Parke Bernet, 17th December 1975, lot 64.
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Bernard M. Watney, Liverpool Porcelain of the Eighteenth Century, (Shepton Beauchamp, 1997), fig. 377.
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