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A London Delft named and dated blue and white chinoiserie mug. 1635, Southwark, probably Pickleherring Quay. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Barrel-shaped, painted with a frieze of 'birds-on-rocks' among flowering plants and insects, the neck inscribed and dated :EDMVND:PEIRSON:&:ELIZABETH 1635, the lower body with a band of S-scrolls; 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) high - Estimate $70,000 - $90,000

Provenance: A.E. Blake; Sotheby's, London, 26 May 1970, lot 43.
Thomas Burn, Rous Lench Court; Sotheby's, London, 1 July 1986, lot 24.

Literature: Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, Tin-Glazed Earthenware 1600-1800, London, 1984, p. 159, no. 715.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D233.

Notes: For a similar mug with an inscription to 'IOHN POTTEN AND SVSANNA 1633', see Bernard Rackham, Catalogue of The Glaisher Collection of Pottery & Porcelain in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Woodbridge, 1987, Vol. I, no. 1295, pl. 82C.

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A London Delft dated blue and white chinoiserie wine-bottle, 1628, Southwark, Pickleherring Quay. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Of conventional form, painted with a frieze of 'birds-on-rocks' amongst flowering plants and an insect, the neck with a trellis-pattern band, indistinctly dated 1628 below the handle; 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) high - Estimate $50,000 - $80,000

Provenance: Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 15 February 1988, lot 23.
With Jonathan Horne, London, 1988.

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, 'Dated Longridge Delftware and Slipware', The Magazine Antiques 155, no. 6, June 1999, p. 877, pl. 2.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D219.
Aileen Dawson, The British Museum - English & Irish Delftware 1570-1840, London, 2010, pp. 162-163, no. 66.

Notes: Of the rare group of delft wares made 1628-1636, painted with a continuous frieze in the 'bird-on-rock' pattern, and now attributed to Pickleherring Quay, Southwark, six wine-bottles dated 1628 are known: two in the Longridge Collection (the present bottle and the following lot), one formerly in the Rous Lench Collection (sold Christie's, London, 29/30 May 1990, lot 13), one from the collection of Harriet Carlton Goldweitz (sold Sotheby's, New York, 20 January 2006, lot 5), one now in the collection of the British Museum, and one now at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. A seventh virtually identical but undated bottle is in the collection of the Chipstone Foundation, Milwaukee. The recurring date of 1628 is not accidental, as it was in this year that a Royal Grant of Monopoly was awarded to the pottery works of Christian Wilhelm at Pickelherring Quay, Southwark. The undated posset-pot offered as lot 31 and the named mug dated 1635 and offered as lot 32 in the present sale should be considered part of this same group.

For the details, see Connoisseur Magazine, August 1960 and February 1961; Frank Britton, London Delftware, London, 1987, p. 35.; Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, pp. 706-708, nos. 1250-1253.

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A London Delft dated blue and white chinoiserie wine-bottle, 1628, Southwark, Pickleherring Quay. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Of conventional form, painted with a frieze of 'bird-on-rock' amongst flowering plants and insects, the neck with banded dot and dash ornament, the lower part with a band of trellis pattern, dated 1628 below the handle; 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) high - Estimate $50,000 - $80,000

Provenance: Brian and Marion Morgan.
With Jonathan Horne, London, 1983.

Literature: Michael Archer and Brian Morgan, Fair as China Dishes, English Delftware, Washington, D. C., 1977, pp. 18-20, no. 4.
Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, Tin-Glazed Earthenware 1600-1800, London, 1984, p. 310, no. 1253.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D218.
Aileen Dawson, The British Museum - English & Irish Delftware 1570-1840, London, 2010, pp. 162-163, no. 66.

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A Bristol Delft polychrome chinoiserie posset-pot and cover. First quarter of the 17th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Of baluster form with domed cover, surmounted by a bird finial flanked by scrolls applied with dragons, the curved spout flanked by flattened scroll handles with similar ornament, painted in blue, green, iron-red and yellow with vignettes of seated figures beside tables, screens and a kettle among rockwork, the handles and spout with blue dash ornament: 10¼ in. (26 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $25,000 - $30,000

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D285.

Notes: For a similar posset-pot in the Bristol Museum, see Mrs. (Celia) Hemming, 'Thomas Frank and John Niglett of Bristol', The Connoisseur, July 1929, p. 27, no. VI. Also see Frank Britton, English Delftware in the Bristol Collection, London, 1982, p. 75, no. 4.21 for a posset-pot cover of similar design and decoration. The decoration here compared to a dish, op. cit, no. 12.14, bearing the initials thought to be those of John Niglett, apprenticed at Limekiln Lane in 1714.

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A London Delft blue and white chinoiserie vase, circa 1670-1675. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Of baluster form, painted with birds, dragonflies, butterflies and moths among sprays of prunus, chrysanthemum, peony, carnation, tulip, berries, foliage and other flowers, below a 'three brick' pattern rim; 12¼ in. (31.2 cm.) high - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000

Provenance: With Jonathan Horne, London, 1999.

Literature: Jonathan Horne, A Collection of Early English Pottery, Part XIX, London, March 1999, no. 555.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D365.

Notes: Inspired by Chinese blue and white porcelain of the Ming dynasty, the decoration on the present vase is distinguished by its large scale, the richness of the flowers, the delicacy of the shading, the whimsical dragonflies, butterflies and birds. The vase belongs to a small class of wares similarly decorated that includes four posset pots dating 1669-1678 (Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, nos. 899, 903, 907, 908), as well as a large undated dish with Jonathan Horne in 1990, a tall mug dated 1769 formerly in the Longridge Collection and now in another private collection (Christie's, London, 10-11 June 2010, lot 1171) and an initialed 'curles' salt dated 1675 still part of the Longridge Collection (Grigsby, op. cit., Vol. II, D208).

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An English Delft blue and white chinoiserie puzzle-jug. Third quarter of the 17th century, London or perhaps Brislington. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

With triple-nozzle rim, knopped and pierced tapering neck, globular body and shaped foot, painted with a running or dancing figure in a landscape with a pavilion, rockwork and bushes, initialed I·P above a flourish, between concentric lines; 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000

Provenance: The Estate of Adelaide Stein Miller; Sotheby's, New York, 10 October 1990, lot 477.

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D299.

Notes: For similar examples of this early type of puzzle-jug with a narrow heavily pierced neck, see Frank Britton, London Delftware, London, 1987, p. 133, no. 91 and Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, pp. 229-230, nos. 1011 and 1015.

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An English Delft dated blue and white chinoiserie caudle-cup, 1673, probably London. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Painted with a figure of a musician seated below a willow between rockwork amongst pine, flowers and foliage between pagodas, flanked by the initials IB above a flourish and the date 1673, within a rectangular panel, the handle with chevron ornament; 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high - Estimate $15,000 - $20,000

Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 18 March 1955, lot 69.
Thomas Burn, Rous Lench Court; Christie's, London, 29-30 May 1990, lot 7.

Literature: Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, Tin-Glazed Earthenware 1600-1800, London, 1984, p. 171, no. 772.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D241.

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An Bristol Delft dated polychrome chinoiserie two-handled bowl, 1728. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Molded with a rib below the rim and supported on a domed foot, applied with scroll handles, painted in blue, iron-red, yellow and green with figures before a fenced landscape and distant pine, between concentric lines and bands, the handles sponged in blue, the interior initialed and dated ML/1728 above a flourish. 4 5/8 in. (11.9 cm.) high - Estimate $10,000 - $15,000

Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 20 June 2000, lot 11.

Notes: See the catalogue note for lot 110.

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A Bristol Delft chinoiserie dish, circa1735-1740. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Painted in blue, yellow, iron-red and green with a figure waving a flag, beside rockwork issuing pine before fence and terraced landscape; 13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) diameter - Estimate $7,000 - $10,000

Provenance: With Jonathan Horne, London, 1994.

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D120.
Jonathan Horne, A Collection of Early English Pottery, Part XIV, London, March 1994, no. 394.

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A London Delft blue and white chinoiserie mug, circa 1680-1700. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Of compressed globular form below a cylindrical neck molded with a horizontal rib, painted in blue and outlined in manganese with a seated figure amongst rockwork and foliage, the scroll handle with dash ornament; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high - Estimate $6,000 - $8,000

Provenance: Robert Hall Warren; Phillips, London, 11 June 1986, lot 10.
John Philip Kassebaum, 1991.

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D250.

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A London Delft dated blue and white chinoiserie dish, 1686. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Painted in shades of blue and outlined in black with a seated figure below the initials ·S·B· above the date 1686, among rockwork and foliage within concentric bands, the narrow border painted with an 'arc-and-crescent' pattern; 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) diameter - Estimate $5,000 - $8,000

Provenance: Louis L. Lipski Collection; Sotheby's, London, 10 March 1981, lot 38.
John Philip Kassebaum; Sotheby's, London, 1 October 1991, lot 26.

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D106.
Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delft, London, 1984, no. 161.

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An English Delft dated blue and white chinoiserie plate, 1684, almost certainly London. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Painted with a seated figure among rockwork and foliage below the initials RC and the date 1684, within concentric bands, the border with two further figures; 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) diameter - Estimate $5,000 - $7,000

Provenance: H. Griffiths, 1891.
Louis Gautier; Puttick & Simpson, London, 9 March 1944, lot 172.
F. H. Garner; Sotheby's, London, 6 October 1964, lot 126.
Major E. R. W. Robinson.
John Philip Kassebaum; Sotheby's, London, 1 October 1991, lot 28.

Literature: Louis Gautier, English Delft, London, 1929, p. 5, pl. 8.
F. H. Garner and Michael Archer, English Delftware, London, 1972, p. 25 and pl. 43b (as Lambeth).
F. H. Garner English Delftware, New York, n.d., pl. 26b.
Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London, 1984, p. 53, no. 158.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D105.

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An English Delft blue and white chinoiserie mug, circa 1675, probably London. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Of lobed baluster form, painted with a figure amongst rockwork issuing leaves and flowering prunus branches, the handle with scroll ornament; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) high - Estimate $5,000 - $8,000

Provenance: With Mark and Marjorie Allen, New Hampshire, 1998.

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D249.

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A pair of English Delft chinoiserie bottle-vases, circa 1760, probably Liverpool. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Painted in manganese and blue with 'Long Eliza' figures among rockwork and foliage; 6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high (2) - Estimate $5,000 - $7,000

Provenance: With Jonathan Horne, London, 1996.

Literature: Jonathan Horne, A Collection of Early English Pottery, Part XVI, London, March 1996, no. 455a&b.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D372.

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An English Delft chinoiserie plate, circa 1760, probably Liverpool, enameled in Staffordshire, possibly at Cobridge. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Painted in the famille rose palette with a figure of a woman and child on horseback between flowering branches below pierced rockwork within an elborate border of scrolled panels and trailing branches; 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) diameter - Estimate $4,000 - $6,000

Provenance: With Jonathan Horne, London, 1995.

Literature: Jonathan Horne, A Collection of Early English Pottery, Part XV, March 1995, no. 433.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D131.

Notes: For other plates from this service see John C. Austin, British Delft at Williamsburg, Williamsburg, 1994, p. 174, no. 310, cl. pl. 24 and Michael Archer and Brian Morgan, Fair as China Dishes, Washington, D.C., 1977, pp. 120-121, no. 86. For a plate likely by the same hand, see Michael Archer, Delftware the Tin-Glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, the Catalogue of the Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1997, p. 185, no. B.145. Also see the plate from the collection of Brian and Marion Morgan, Sotheby's, London, 25 March 1980, lot 60.

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A London Delft dated blue and white chinoiserie mug, last quarter of the 17TH century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Of baluster form, painted with a seated figure among rockwork and foliage between concentric lines, the handle with dash ornament; 4 in. (10.1 cm.) high - Estimate $3,000 - $4,000

Provenance: Robert Hall Warren, no. 14; Phillips, London, 11 June 1986, lot 86.
John Philip Kassebaum; Sotheby's, London, 1 October 1991, lot 21.

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D251.

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An English Delft blue and white chinoiserie mug, circa 1725, Bristol or London. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Painted with birds and insects among flowers issuing from rockwork between whorl and lappet bands, the grooved handle with scroll ornament, the underside painted with a figure in a basket in landscape; 6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high - Estimate $3,000 - $5,000

Provenance: Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 2 October 1984, lot 114.
John Philip Kassebaum; Sotheby's, London, 7 October 1992, lot 86.

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D260.

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An English of Irish Delft blue and white chinoiserie pickle or sweetmeat set, circa 1755-1760, Liverpool or possibly Dublin(World's end pottery). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Comprising a lobed square-shaped tray painted with a vase on stand issuing flowers amongst peony and foliage within a border of leaves, containing a lobed square dish and four fan-shaped dishes painted with flowering branches within a fret and whorl-pattern border; 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) wide, the tray (6) - Estimate $2,500 - $5,000

Provenance: Kenneth Hammitt; Skinner Inc., Boston, 11 December 1993, lot 86 (as Irish).

Literature: Jonathan Horne, Irish Delftware Exhibition, London, 2000.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D202.

Notes: For a similar sweatmeat set, see Peter Francis, Irish Delftware an Illustrated History, London, 2000, p. 130, figs. 163 a-c. Also compare, John C. Austin, British Delft at Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1994, p. 195, no. 391.

It is interesting to note that Josiah Wedgwood's 1774 catalogue of creamware models, lists a set of similar form as a 'Large Dish which contains five small pieces a,b,c, for Pickles of different kinds.'

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An English Delft dated blue and white chinoiserie plate, 1697, probably Brislington. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Painted in shades of blue and outlined in black, the center with the initials ·A·T· above the date 1697 and a bouquet of fruit and flowers within concentric bands and a border of rockwork issuing foliage: 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diameter - Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

Provenance: With Jonathan Horne, London, 1994.

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D166.

Notes: See Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, Tin-Glazed Earthenware 1600-1800, London, 1984, pp. 62-63, no. 212 for a related plate initialed KT above the date 1697 with an identical border and likely by the same hand.

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An English Delft chinoiserie circular plate, last quarter of the 17th century, London, Bristol or Brislington.. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Painted in manganese, green and blue with a seated figure among rockwork and foliage, within concentric bands, the border with two further figures; 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) diameter - Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

Provenance

Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 12 June 2001, lot 248.

Lot Notes

Similar dated plates appear between circa 1675 and 1684, see Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, Tin-Glazed Earthenware 1600-1800, London, 1984, pp. 50-53, nos. 138, 144 and 157.

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An English Delft chinoiserie octogonal plate, last quarter of the 17th century, London, Bristol or Brislington.. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Painted in manganese and green with a seated figure amongst rockwork and foliage, within concentric bands, the border with two further figures; 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) wide - Estimate $2,000 - $3,000

Provenance: Louis L. Lipski; Sotheby's, London, 10 March 1981, lot 21.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 20 October 1993, lot 29.

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D110.

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An English Delft chinoiserie octogonal plate, last quarter of the 17th century, London, Bristol or Brislington.. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Painted in manganese and yellow with a seated figure amongst rockwork and foliage, within concentric bands, the border with two further figures; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) wide - Estimate $1,500 - $2,000

Provenance: John Philip Kassebaum; Sotheby's, London, 7 October 1992, lot 2.

Literature: Michael Archer and Brian Morgan, Fair as China Dishes: English Delftware from the Collection of Mrs. Marion Morgan and Brian Morgan, Washington D.C., 1977, p. 38, no. 17.
Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D112.

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An English Delft  blue and white chinoiserie fluted dish. circa 1680-1695, London, Bristol or Brislington.. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Painted with a seated figure amongst rockwork and foliage, the border with half-flowerheads and pendant buds; 8¼ in. (20.9 cm.) diameter - Estimate $1,500 - $2,000

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D104.

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An English Delft chinoiserie octogonal plate, last quarter of the 17th century, London, Bristol or Brislington.. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Painted in blue and yellow with a seated figure amongst rockwork and foliage within concentric bands, the border with two further figures; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) wide - Estimate $1,500 - $2,000

Provenance: Louis L. Lipski; Sotheby's, London, 17 November 1981, lot 230.
John Philip Kassebaum; Sotheby's, London, 7 October 1992, lot 1.

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D111.

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An English Delft polychrome chinoiserie plate, circa 1755, probably Bristol or Liverpool. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Painted with stylized plants within a fenced garden, the scalloped border with trailing fruit and flowers; 9 3/8 in. (24 cm.) wide - Estimate $1,500 - $2,500

Provenance: Anonymous sale; Phillips, London, 3 June 1998, lot 331.

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D130.

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A Bristol Delft  blue and white chinoiserie rectangular 'brick', circa 1740. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010

Both long sides painted with a lady and serving boy in an interior, each end with a ship, the upper surface pierced with three rows of apertures with dot and flower-head ornament; 6¼ in. (16 cm.) wide - Estimate $1,200 - $1,800

Provenance: Kenneth Hammitt; Skinner Inc., Boston, 11 December 1993, lot 64.

Literature: Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D375.

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