24 January 2011
AN ENGLISH DELFT POLYCHROME POSSET-POT AND COVER
CIRCA 1700-1715, LONDON OR PERHAPS BRISTOL
Of conventional form, painted in iron-red, blue and green with a masked figure riding an elephant, aiming a bow and arrow, the curved spout set between two figures standing among sponged blue trees, the domed cover with a musician playing the lute, the scroll handles, curved spout and button finial with dash ornament
8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) high (2)
A. Clutton-Brook; Sotheby's, London, 17 February 1970, lot 133.
Edith Pitts-Curtis; Owen F. Valentine & Co., Virginia, 22-23 October 1994, lot 384.
With Price Glover, New York, 1994.
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