24 January 2011
SIX LIVERPOOL DELFT TILES
Four painted in manganese, one with an elephant, another with dogs before a kennel, another with two beavers and the fourth with two rams in landscape vignette, within shaped yellow scale-pattern borders with blue flower-heads to each corner within a modern wooden frame, and two tiles, one painted with an owl and the other with a rearing horse in a landscape vignette, within modern ebonised wooden frames
4¾ in. (12 cm.) square, each (6)
Thomas Burn, Rous Lench Court; Christie's, London, 29-30 May 1990, lot 49 (two tiles).
Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 26 May 1993, lot 186 (four tiles).
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Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D431, D432, and D433.
For the design sources, see Robert Sayer, The Ladies Amusement, pls. 109, 111, 112. Another from the set is illustrated by Jonathan Horne, English Tin-Glazed Tiles p. 51, no. 262.
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