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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Dutch Delft Tobacco Jar

The tobacconist's shop would have contained a series of jars such as this in the 18h century, many labeled for the origin or blend of tobacco it contained. This example is a good mid-18th century Dutch delft tobacco jar with an unusual smoking Indian cartouche labeled for the tips of Cuban tobacco.

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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 Adam and Eve Charger

A very unusual Adam and Eve charger with a deep bowl shape and a sponged rim. This example was made towards the end of charger production and is probably from Bristol. c. 1720 13″ in diameter Condition: Two restored cracks. Item Code: OGT Price: $ 4,950.00  

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Blue Persian Delft Wig Stand

A blue Persian wig stand of an unusually small size, perhaps for a child's wig. It consists of a faceted ball on a knopped stem with a faceted domed base. The dark blue ground is enameled all over with white stylized flowers.

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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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English Posset Pot

An early 18th century Bristol delft posset pot. Posset pots belong to a group of specialized drinking vessels made in the seventeenth and early eighteenth century that are of particular interest to delft collectors. Posset was made of a mixture of cream, eggs, ale or spirits and spices, which curdled and then separated allowing the whey to be sipped through the straw-like spout. It was a popular drink at celebrations such as weddings and was passed hand to hand and shared among the guests. It was also commonly used as a "restorative", for the infirm. Common elements are the two large handles and the "spout" emanating from the base of the vessel, also a cover with a finial. Most are in blue and white, but a few rare examples such as this one are decorated in polychrome. The popularity of posset declined rapidly as the eighteenth century began so these vessels frequently represent among the earlier forms available to the collector.

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An Irish delft Platter

A mid 18th century Irish delft platter. The Fenced Garden design on this platter is clearly influenced by the Chinese style, but it is the particular use of the dark blue, broadly painted lines and leaves and the exceptionally large size and somewhat heavy potting that lead us to an Irish attribution. A similar example can be found in the catalog of the Castletown exhibition of Irish delftware.

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