A LOWESTOFT PORCELAIN BLUE AND WHITE GUGLET AND BASIN CIRCA 1770
of typical form, painted with large sprays of flowers and insects, the center of the basin painted with a bird and insect in a medallion, with scrollwork bands at the rims.
Height of guglet 9¼ in.; 23.5 cm
Diameter of basin 10½ in.; 26.5 cm
There is an approximate 1/2-inch restored chip and an adjacent 1 1/2-inch fine haircrack to the rim of the basin. The guglet is in generally good condition.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
The Pinewood Collection, Phillips, London, October 31, 2001, lot 125
An identical guglet is in the Norwich Castle Collection, illustrated by Sheenah Smith, Lowestoft Porcelain, Norwich, 1975, fig. 24, where a further example dated 1764 is illustrated, fig. 22. Related bowls are recorded bearing the date 1768, which acts as the basis for the dating of the present lot.