6 December 2004
A LOWESTOFT INSCRIBED INKPOT
Of flared and slightly waisted cylindrical form, inscribed in brown A Trifle from LOWESTOFT within a puce foliage surround flanked by flowersprays and with a bouquet of flowers, the pierced top with four holes for quills and painted with a meandering garland of flowers about a central well, the flared rim with brown loop ornament (extended crack around the top, down the side and through the base)
3 in. (7.5 cm.) diam.
The Reeve Collection.
Sir Samuel Hoare, sale Sotheby's, 17th November 1933, lot 33.
The Property of Mrs G.H. Courage, sale Sotheby's London, 21st February 1947 (lot number unknown).
With Frank Tilley.
R. Lorentz B. Knouff Collection, sale Sotheby's New York, 19th October 1994, lot 71.
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Cf. E.C.C. Exhibition Catalogue, 1948, pl. 109, no. 475; and another, sold Sotheby's, 6th June 1972, lot 20.
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