Sale 21GM01 | Lot 1033

George Jones & Sons Majolica Water Lily and Bamboo 'Spencer's Patent' Magnetic Water Filter and Cover

Catalogue: The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection

Lot Details

Lot 1033
George Jones & Sons Majolica Water Lily and Bamboo 'Spencer's Patent' Magnetic Water Filter and Cover
Circa 1875
Black painted 3, the metal insert stamped, Spencer's Patent Magnetic Filter
Of waisted cylindrical form, the slightly domed cover with a white waterlily knop set among lily pads, the front and back with arched panels of pink pond lilies and bulrushes above the raised inscription, MAGNETIC FILTER and SPENCER'S PATENT flanking the spigot nozzle, the side molded as vertical bamboo staves flanked by lily pad handles, the lavender interior enclosing a circular metal insert. Height 16 inches.

Literature:
Majolica International Society, Karmason Library, no. KL001581.
Marilyn G. Karmason with Joan B. Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, New York, 1989, p. 225.

Reference:
The International Exhibition of 1862, Vol. 2, [2403] for an entry detailing Thomas Spencer's process for purifying water using a magnetic oxide of iron loadstone. The London Gazette, November 20, 1866, for a listing of a Thomas Spencer of 32, Euston-square, London, producing models of vessels for magnetic purification of water.


C The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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The Joan Stacke Graham Majolica Collection

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