An English delft mug with English silver mount dated 1620
Lot 13
A very rare English delft mug with inscribed English silver mount The pottery circa 1630-40, the mount dated 1620.
Sold for £5,760 (US$ 9,245) inc. premium

Lot Details
An English delft mug with English silver mount dated 1620
A very rare English delft mug with inscribed English silver mount
The pottery circa 1630-40, the mount dated 1620.
Probably London, of globular form, the loop handle with scrolled lower terminal, painted all over with closely packed horizontal bands of alternate blue and manganese dots, the rim applied with a silver mount inscribed 'SH+TS 1620' within a shield, flanked by bands of chased foliate ornament, 14.5cm high (broken and repaired)

Footnotes

  • The date of 1620 on this mug may be commemorative, or else it is possible a slightly earlier silver mount was added to another fine pot when the original vessel was broken. Dated examples of similar mug forms range from 1628-44. For comparative examples with contemporary English silver mounts see Sotheby's 9 January 1973, lot 17, for a mug decorated with speckled manganese and blue splashes and Gary Atkins, English Pottery Exhibition, 2005, fig 1, for a white glazed mug of the same form attributed to Southwark with mounts to neck and foot. Frank Britton, London Delftware (1987), p 137, fig 105, illustrates an ointment pot with matching blue and manganese spotted decoration in the collection of the Museum of London
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