24 January 2011
AN ENGLISH SLIPWARE SWEETMEAT DISH
CIRCA 1680-1720, PROBABLY STAFFORDSHIRE
Formed from four conjoined lobed wells issuing four foliate handles trailed in dark-brown slip
8¼ in. (21 cm.) wide
With Jonathan Horne, London, 1989.
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Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue , Vol. I, S43.
See Leslie Grigsby, English Slip-Decorated Earthenware at Williamsburg, Virginia, 1993, p.39, fig. 43 for a variant, the faces similar to those on lot 5, applied at the rim between each of the five radiating teardrop-form lobes.
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