London, South Kensington
1 November 2001
THE PROPERTY OF A COLLECTOR
An English delft blue and white wet-drug jar
probably London, of globular form with short knopped spout, named for S:VIOLAR: within a strapwork cartouche with a basket flanked by two birds above and a winged cherub's head suspending swags of fruit and tassels below, on a circular spreading foot, circa 1720 (spout with rim chips, knock and glaze chips, some glaze chips generally) -- 18cm. high
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The above jar would have contained a syrupy mixture of the leaves and seeds of the violet family of flowers.
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