Sweetmeat Dish

A mid 18th century Liverpool delft three compartment sweetmeat dish decorated with flowers centered in each compartment and surrounded by a diapered border.

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Liverpool Puzzle Jug

Drinking games such as the ones that used puzzle jugs were very popular in the 17th, 18th and 19th century. The standard rhyme tells it all: Here Gentlemen Come Try Your Skill I'll Lay a Wager if You Will That You Don't Drink This Liquor All Without You Spill or Let Some Fall Of course, the puzzle is how to drink from this cup without spilling it on yourself. The neck of the jug is perforated which, definitely, adds a challenge. Especially if one is already ineberiated. This particular puzzle jug is done in blue and white with well articulated flowers by the handle, and dashes along the rim, handle and neck.

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Blue Dash Charger

This charger bears a very rare decorative motif with an Archer (or possibly Cupid). He is posed in a woodland scene of sponged trees, standing on an aqua blue field, the rim encircled with yellow and the typical blue dash edge.

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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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