Duke of Ormond Blue Dash Charger

This Bristol delft Blue Dash Charger depicts the historic figure of the second Duke of Ormond, James Butler, who became Captain-General of the English land forces in 1711. He was later involved in the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715. The Duke stands on a field of aqua blue in his armor, holding his baton, between sponged tree, all surrounded by a blue, yellow and blue dash border.

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Queen Anne Blue Dash Charger

A Bristol Delft blue dash charger depicting Queen Anne standing between sponged trees and carrying her orb and scepter. This is a particularly attractive representation of Queen Anne.

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Dutch Delft Candlestick

An extremely rare survival, this late 17th century Dutch delft domed base candlestick mimics the pewter form. The base bears a royal cipher of a co-joined "VA" within a pair of laurel branches topped by a crown. Because of their exposure to flame few delft candlesticks survived.

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Large Blue Persian Jardiniere

A late 17th century English Delft Blue Persian jardiniere. This large Blue Persian jardiniere of campagna shape with rope twist handles, a la bougie decoration was probably made in London. A similar example can be found in Britton's London Delftware, figure 100.

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Large English Delft Baluster Jar and Cover

This handsomely shaped baluster jar with Manganese power ground and reserves edged in blue bearing a floral spray has a lid with an acorn finial. It is English and has presence, as it is of a wonderful large size. Though relatively little delft was produced for purely decorative purposes, we can assume that this jar, with its large proportions, and punchy decoration might well have been given pride of place in a well to do household of the period.

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English Delft Drug Jar

The well-fitted apothecary shop of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries might have contained a large set of beautifully decorated jars in varying forms. This rare late 17th century example, with a particularly elaborate cartouche incorporating the figure of Apollo on a winged cherub, is flanked by angels holding shields bearing crossed keys, all symbols of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries. The lower section of the cartouche contains a satyrs head below which is a mortar and pestle within a laurel wreath. The iconography of the crossed keys combined with Apollo indicates a London origin, but to the best of our knowledge the cartouche is previously unrecorded.

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