24 January 2011
A TIN-GLAZED EARTHENWARE BLUE AND WHITE SHELL-SHAPED SWEETMEAT DISH
CIRCA 1760, GLASGOW (DELFTFIELD POTTERY) OR DUBLIN (WORLD'S END POTTERY)
Naturalistically modeled as three large radiating scalloped shells alternating with small periwinkle-type shells, the finial formed as a cluster of four whelks
7½ in. (19 cm.) wide
With Ginsburg & Levy, New York.
Virginia and Wilhelm Knauer, 'A Man Full of Trouble' Tavern; Sotheby's, New York, 11 October 1995, lot 15 (as Delftfield Pottery, Glasgow, circa 1765-1770).
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