6 December 2004
A WORCESTER 'BLIND EARL' SWEETMEAT-DISH
Transfer-printed in purple after Robert Hancock with birds among trees and rockwork, the stalk handle enriched in green brown and yellow and with pink bud terminal (slight wear to enamels, crack to rim near handle)
6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) long
With D.M. & P. Manheim, New York.
Anon., sale Sotheby's New York, 25th October 1991, lot 80.
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The design is taken from Robert Sayer, The Ladies Amusement, (London 1762), p. 193. See also Cyril Cook, Supplement to The Life and Work of Robert Hancock, (London, 1955), item 147.
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