Large English delft vessels of this date and with European-style decoration would seem to be comparatively rare. For other examples of vessels decorated in this style, see F.H. Garner, op. cit. (London, 1948), pl.35 for a posset pot and cover, dated 1703, in the British Museum; Frank Britton, op. cit. (London, 1982), p.74, 4.19, for a posset pot and cover; Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware (London, 1984), no. 943, for a posset pot in the City Museum, Liverpool, which is dated 1702; and see also ibid., no. 1056 for a bowl from the Rous Lench Collection, dated 1718, also illustrated by Jonathan Horne, A Collection of Early English Pottery, Part VII (London, 1987), Part VII, no. 169, which was sold at Sotheby's, 1st July 1986, lot 37. In his note on the subject Mr Horne writes that in his opinion the bowl was probably painted by immigrant decorators from the Low Countries working at Lambeth. Whether this is true of the present lot, it is currently impossible to say. However, it is interesting to note that all the above-referenced examples have a Lambeth attribution.