26 January 2010
AN ENGLISH DELFT GINGER JAR AND COVER
CIRCA 1700-1725, PROBABLY LONDON, PERHAPS BRISTOL
Of globular form, the domed cover with an inverted acorn knop finial, painted in underglaze shades of blue and bluish-green and enriched in iron-red with birds on flowering branches reserved within blue cartouches, divided by flowering vine, the convex shoulder flanked by small upright bracket handles with twisted terminals
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high, 7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) wide (2)
With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire.
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Cf. Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Collection of English Slipware and Delftware, London, 2000, p. 242.
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