18 June 2008
A LONDON DELFT DATED CAT JUG
Modelled as a tabby cat seated on his haunches, with striped coat with ochre and manganese splashes, his ears enriched in blue and his long striped tail curled between his front legs, the initials L/W.I/1659 within a lobed cartouche on his chest, a hemispherical lip for pouring behind his ears, left ear repaired, chipping to ears, lip at back, eyes, tail and very slight flaking to paws
7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) high
C. S. Moreton, sold Sotheby's, London, 27th July 1982, lot 237.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 20th October 1993, lot 19.
Acquired from Alistair Sampson, London, 22nd October 1993.
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Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Defltware, London, 1984, no. 1002.
'Fanfare for Europe', British Art Exhibition, London, January 1973, Exhibition Catalogue, no. 198.
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