18 June 2008
A LONDON DELFT POLYCHROME INSCRIBED AND DATED ROYAL PORTRAIT CAUDLE-CUP
1660, SOUTHWARK, PROBABLY PICKLEHERRING QUAY
Of tapering cup form with loop handle, painted with a half-length portrait of Charles II in blue armour holding an ochre septre and with dark-manganese hair beneath his ochre and blue crown, inscribed KING/CHARLES THE 2D flanked by the inscription BE:MERY:&:WISE surrounded by flourishes and to the other side with the initials E/R:G/1660 within a flourish surround, chipping and flaking to glaze at top rim, some minor flaking to foot and to inside edge of handle, two short cracks to body and with glaze cracks
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
H.G.Bohn (not recorded in his sale catalogue of 1855).
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 3rd February 1975, lot 186.
Acquired from Jellinek & Sampson Antiques, London, 20th February 1975.
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Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, no. 748.
Frank Britton, London Delftware, London, 1986, p. 124, no. 75 illustrates an example of this form with Charles II, dated 1660, formerly in the Malcolm MacTaggart Collection, sold Sotheby's, London, 24th March 1959, lot 97 (MOL No. A5916).
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