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A VERY RARE ENGLISH DELFTWARE BLUE AND WHITE SMALL MUG
CIRCA 1685-95
the bulbous exterior painted in blue and dark manganese with a pattern of stylized stars beneath a lappet border around the cylindrical neck.
height 3 1/2 in.
9 cm
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Provenance

Jonathan Horne, London, June, 1983
Vogel Collection no. 390

Literature

Michael Archer and Brian Morgan, Fair as China Dishes, English Delftware from the Collection of Mrs. Marion Morgan and Brian Morgan, Washington, 1977, p. 59, no. 34
Michael Archer, Delftware, The Tin-glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, London, 1997, p. 248, cited

Catalogue Note

A near identical mug is in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, attributed to the Norfolk House potteries, mus. no. C.78-1947, illustrated by Michael Archer, op. cit., pp. 248-249, C.15; p. 72; and Michael Archer, English Delftware, Engels Delfts Aardewerk, exhibition catalogue Amsterdam, 1973, p. 72, no. 50. A third mug with this stylized flower head motif, without a border at the neck, from the Moor Wood Collection, is illustrated by F. H. Garner and Michael Archer, English Delftware, London, 1972, pl. 28A. A mug of the same form dated 1694 and painted with the portraits of William III and Mary II of England is at Colonial Williamsburg, illustrated by John C. Austin, British Delft at Williamsburg, Williamsburg, 1994, p. 106, no. 92. A further mug of the form, but painted with blue leaves and yellow flowers, was excavated in Poultry, London, a short street noted for its taverns in the 17th century, for which see Frank Britton, London Delftware, London, 1986, p. 137, no. 103.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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