Lund's Bristol Porcelain 'Documentary' Blue and White Cream Boat
Circa 1749-51, marked Bristol in raised letters
Of silver shape, the angular bracket handle with high thumb-rest, the hexagonal sided exterior molded with fan-shaped panels painted with an Oriental figure holding a fan and with a riverscape with a sampan in the foreground, beneath the lip a panel of flower sprigs, the flaring interior rim with a central scroll flanked by trailing flowers alternate with leaf tips.
Height 1 1/2 inches.
Mr. & Mrs. James McG. Stewart, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Sotheby's, London, 13 November 1973, lot 21.
With Winifred Williams Ltd., London (1973).
For a strikingly similar documentary example from the Gardiner Collection, see the Gardiner Museum, Toronto, no. G83.1.1185. Another from the A.J. Smith Collection is illustrated by Simon Spero, Lund's Bristol and Early Worcester Porcelain, p.72. Also see Geoffrey A. Godden, Godden's Guide to English Blue and White Porcelain, p. 118, pls. 129-129a. Compare an unmarked example of this form with Long Eliza, sold, The Country House Sale: Pomfret House and Tetworth Hall, Christie's, 5 November 2008, London, South Kensington, lot 281; and an unmarked example, sold, Bonham's, London, 3 November 2016, lot 217.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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