24 January 2011
AN ENGLISH SALT-GLAZED WHITE STONEWARE BALUSTER COFFEE-POT AND COVER
CIRCA 1765, STAFFORDSHIRE OR YORKSHIRE
Of pear-shape with acanthus-molded serpent spout and strap handle, the domed cover with acorn finial, enameled in a bright pink, green, yellow and blue with a vignette of a seated flute player before buildings in a wooded river landscape, the reverse with a similar view of a lady playing the lute and a gentleman flautist with his back turned
8¾ in. (23.5 cm.) high (2)
With Jonathan Horne, London, 1999.
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Jonathan Horne, A Collection of Early English Pottery, Part XIX, Exhibition Catalogue, London, March 1999, no. 572.
Cf. Walton, Creamware and Other English Pottery at Temple Newsam, p. 52, no. 172 for a salt-glazed cup with a similar flautist attributed to Yorkshire, painted in Leeds.
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