6 December 2004
A LOWESTOFT BLUE AND WHITE OVAL BUTTER-TUB
CIRCA 1765, PAINTER'S NUMERAL 4(?) TO FOOTRIM
Painted with fishermen beneath willow beside a fence and rockwork and with a bridge between two river islands within moulded foliage-scroll cartouches flanked by flowering plants, the top rim with two pierced lug handles, the interior with flowering peony (cracked across and riveted)
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) wide
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Fenichell Basmajian, New York, 1-15 November 2001, no. 98.
Cf. Sheenah Smith, Lowestoft Porcelain in Norwich Castle Museum, Volume 1, Blue and White and Excavated Material, (Norwich, 1975), pl. 9, no. 82.
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