18 June 2008,
Price realised GBP 10,625
GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000
A LONDON DELFT BLEU PERSAN OVAL POTTING POT
Of slightly flared form, painted with white flowering plants divided by two waisted panels of a flowerhead flanked by foliage, two cracks to side, some flaking to rims
6¾ in. (17 cm.) wide
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A closely similar example from the F. H. Garner Collection was sold by Sotheby's London, 2nd March 1965, lot 177 and is illustrated by F. H. Garner and Michael Archer, English Delftware, London, 1972, pl. 49B.
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Acquired from Jellinek & Sampson Antiques, 9 February 1982.
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