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AN ENGLISH DELFTWARE BLUE AND WHITE SMALL POSSET POT AND COVER
CIRCA 1680-1700
probably London or Bristol, of pear shape, applied with two scroll handles, painted around the exterior with Chinoiserie figures at various pursuits and on the cover with a ruyi head border around the knop, painted 81, 18 or 8/ mark.
height 5 3/4 in.
14.5 cm
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Provenance

C. H. Spiers Collection, bearing label
Property of the late Dr. C. H. Spiers, sold, Sotheby's, London, October 11, 1977, lot 30
Jellinek & Sampson, London, October, 1977
Vogel Collection no. 277

Catalogue Note

The present lot can be compared to a posset pot dated and inscribed 'AH/ 1676', painted with Chinoiserie figures, sold, The Property of F.G. Consterdine, Esq., Sotheby's, London, October 24, 1966, lot 74. The seated oriental woman and 'jumping boy' seen on the present lot both derive from Kangxi period Chinese porcelain. Both figures appear on a large posset pot and cover in the Glaisher Collection, inscribed and dated 'P M/ 1701', illustrated by Michael Archer, Delftware in the Fitzwilliam Museum, London, 2013, p. 209, D.28, which the author attributes to Bristol or Brislington. Further posset pots of this shape decorated with Chinoiserie figures were sold at Sotheby's London, October 20, 1997, lot 173; and April 21, 1998, lot 138.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

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