London, South Kensington
26 April 2001
A creamware named oviform jug
commemorating The Battle of the Nile, printed in black with a half-length portrait of Admiral Lord Nelson within an oval panel, titled, above a battle plan, flanked by putti bearing trumpets and wreaths, surmounted by a coronet, the reverse with a coat of arms, named for JNsO. HARRIS ESQsR. within a wreath, below swags of flowering foliage, circa 1801 (some restoration to the spout and minor hairline crack and small chips) -- 25cm. high
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Cf. J. & J. May Commemorative Pottery 1780-1900 (1972), p. 92, pl. 154. for an example of the print.
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On 6 and 7 of December Christie’s will offer almost 400 lots from a collection that includes works by Hals, Van Dyck, Leyster, Snyders and Jan Brueghel the Elder
Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous