24 January 2011
AN ENGLISH DELFT DATED BLUE AND WHITE FOOTED PUNCH-BOWL
1752, LONDON OR BRISTOL
The center painted with figures in an interior seated at a table by a punch-bowl, a nurse with a swaddled baby wrapped at the right, a hound in the foreground, within a circular surround below a key-pattern band, the exterior with a continuous frieze of figures and horsemen in a wooded landscape and before a tavern inn with a sign for 'The Plough', the stepped foot with the initials .B./I·M/1752 within a scroll cartouche flanked by flowering prunus and peony branches
10½ in. (26.7 cm.) diameter
Thomas Burn, Rous Lench Court; Sotheby's, London, 1 July 1986, lot 45.
John Philip Kassebaum; Sotheby's, London, 1 October 1991, lot 91.
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Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delft, London, 1984, no. 1131.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D315.
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