Details & Cataloguing

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

New York

CIRCA 1720-40
probably London, of circular form pierced with a flowerhead pattern and affixed with four rope twist handles sponged in blue, painted in the center with two Chinoiserie figures in a rural landscape.
width across handles 8 1/8 in.
20.5 cm
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Garry Atkins, London, March, 1993, bearing label
Vogel Collection no. 580


Michael Archer, Delftware in the Fitzwilliam Museum, London, 2013, p. 279, cited.

Catalogue Note

Archer, op. cit., illustrates a near identical basket, differing only in the treatment of the two figures in the central medallion, p. 279, G.13. The author suggests a production site of Lambeth based on the large number of sherds unearthed in the area by F. H. Garner painted with similar decoration. Such figural scenes appear on dated delft of the first decades of the 18th century including two cups dated 1707 and 1715 respectively, see Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, Tin-glazed Earthenware 1600-1800, London, 1984, pp. 214-215, nos. 947 and 954.

A larger basket of the same model painted with deer was in the Liane Richards Collection, sold, Bonhams, London, April 13 2016, lot 28, and another of the same size painted with a winching machine at a quayside was sold at Phillip's London, November 29, 1989, lot 234. For similar pieces see Dennis Cockell, 'Some Delftware Baskets and Comparable Pieces: and the Lotus Pattern: Additional Notes', English Ceramic Circle Transactions, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1990, pp. 28-33.

The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel III

New York