Longton Hall Porcelain Cos-Lettuce Leaf Shaped Dish
Circa 1755, unmarked
Naturalistically molded as five overlapping leaves growing from a curved stalk handle, the veins in puce, the leaf edges shaded in yellow and green.
Length 9 1/8 inches.
Dishes of the type, serving as stand for cos lettuce-leaf molded sauceboats are illustrated by William Bemrose, Longton Hall Porcelain, cl. pl. XLI; Geoffrey Godden, British Porcelain, An Illustrated Guide, p. 278, pl. 331; W.B. Honey, Old English Porcelain, pl. 58B and Bernard Watney, Longton Hall Porcelain, pl. 33. Another dish of this form was sold Sotheby's, New York, 15 April 1996, lot 126.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
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