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The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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A RARE ENGLISH DELFTWARE BLUE AND WHITE SMALL SPITOON
LATE 17TH CENTURY
painted around the exterior with a seated Chinoiserie figure in a continuous landscape, the interior with a scrolling band within in blue line borders.
height 3 3/8 in.
8.4 cm
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Provenance

Dr. C. H. Spiers Collection, bearing label
The Property of the late Dr C. H. Spiers, sold by order of the Executors, Sotheby's London, October 11, 1977, lot 39
Louis L. Lipski, London, October, 1977
Vogel Collection no. 281

Literature

John C. Austin, British Delft at Williamsburg, Williamsburg, 1994, p. 290, cited.

Catalogue Note

Very few spittoons in English Delftware seem to have survived. A later example is at Colonial Williamsburg, illustrated by John C. Austin, op. cit., p. 290, no. 723, who cites the present lot and a further example in the white, published by J. K. Crellin, Medical Ceramics: A Catalogue of the English and Dutch Collection in the Museum of the Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine, London, 1969, fig. 398. Three excavated examples of this form in the white are in the collection of the Museum of London, mus. ids. 6235, A4353 and B40.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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