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AN ENGLISH BROWN STONEWARE DATED TANKARD
1742
probably London, of cylindrical form with a grooved strap handle, sprigged with a rectangular panel molded with a "Midnight Modern Conversation" flanked on either side by a tree and a cottage above a continuous hunt scene, incised in script 'Robert' 'Holloway' and dated 1742, with a spreading foot.
height 8 1/4 in.
21 cm
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Provenance

Jonathan Horne, London, October, 2003, bearing label
Vogel Collection no. 735

Catalogue Note

Dated tankards sprigged with the Midnight Modern Conversation include one inscribed 'Dan'il, att Dyas Hall' (sic) above the date '17=38', sold, Sotheby's, London, January 8, 1974, lot 41; one with the arms of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths, dated 1752, sold, Sotheby's, London, October 22, 1974, lot 152; and another impressed 'WILLIAM/ HEATH/ 1764', formerly in the Cecil Baring and Revelstoke Collections, sold, Sotheby's, London, April 28, 1981, lot 37. The combined characteristics of a clockwise hunt and punch party scene place this tankard as a product of 'Factory C', as categorized by Adrian Oswald et al., English Brown Stoneware 1670-1900, London, 1982, appendix II, where the authors note a likely attribution of London but that some similar sprigging appears on mugs of Bristol manufacture.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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