18 June 2008
A LONDON DELFT BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR PIERCED FLOWER-BOWL
Painted with an Oriental figure seated by rockwork, the reverse with grasses rockwork and a tree, the bleu Persan top with a central circular aperture surrounded by radiating pierced holes edged in white within a pendant leaf border, slight chipping to rims
7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diam.
Acquired from Jonathan Horne, London, 25 February 2003.
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Jonathan Horne, English Pottery and Related Works of Art, (London, 2003), p. 14, no. 03/9.
Jonathan Horne, London, March 2003, no. 03/9.
For a discussion of the similarity of form between this flower-bowl and butter-dishes found during excavations at Vauxhall, see Edwards, English Ceramic Circle Transactions, 1984, vol. 12, part 16, pls. 55-56.
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Please note there are some areas of restoration to the pierced top section of this flower bowl.
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