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Miniature Creamware Dish with Fish

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
270
Sold for:
$1,046$850

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2888B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 08, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Miniature Creamware Dish with Fish, England, c. 1780, probably Staffordshire or Yorkshire, oval shape with press-molded scalloped rim, the border with fleur-de-lis pendants alternating with sprigs and underglaze reddish brown enameled garnishes, at either end green-glazed fennel stalks, all surrounding a central fish head decorated with reddish brown to the eye, gill, and fin, lg. 4 in.

Provenance: Alistair Sampson.

Literature: Similar illustrated in An Exhibition of English Pottery, by Atkins (2007), illus. 30.
Estimate $500-700

In very good condition throughout with no evidence of any cracks, chips or restorations.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

United Kingdom, Creamware, Fennel, Fleur-de-lis, Illus, Mediterranean cuisine, Spices, Staffordshire pottery

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