Lot 30
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TWO STAFFORDSHIRE RED STONEWARE SMALL TEAPOTS AND COVERS, CIRCA 1765-75

Estimate
900 - 1,200 USD
Sold
1,500 USD
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Description

  • porcelain
  • Heights 4 1/8 and 4 in.
Comprising one applied in high relief with trailing flowering branches; the other glazed example engine-turned with horizontal bands of wavy lines.

Provenance

The first: H. W. Newby, London;
Sotheby's, New York, Collection of Margaret Davison Block, April 15, 1996, lot 10.
The second: Rowland's Antiques, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Catalogue Note

A punch pot with similar floral applied decoration is illustrated in Robin Price, "Some Groups of English Redware of Mid-Eighteenth Century, Part II", English Ceramic Circle Transactions, Volume 5, Part 3, 1962, pl. 152 c, where the author classifies it as "Group 1" in the "Joseph Edge style by reason of the straight-sided coffee pot in the Glaisher Collection incised with his name.." This coffee pot is illustrated in Part 1 of the similarly-titled article published in 1959, Volume 4, Part 4, pl. 1 d. Very little is known about Joseph Edge except what Price mentions on p. 2 of his 1959 article, which is that he probably "was a descendant of the Edge potting family which appears in the persons of Richard and William Edge in the Headborough's presentments ..., and in Samuel Edge who manufactured stoneware ... in Burslem between 1710 and 1715.". 
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