A Staffordshire Slipware Sun Face dish Late 17th or early 18th century.
Lot 17*
A Staffordshire Slipware Sun Face dish Late 17th or early 18th century.
Sold for £3,000 (US$ 4,694) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Staffordshire Slipware Sun Face dish
Late 17th or early 18th century.
Press-moulded using a cream-coloured body with an orange-coloured slip coating on the interior, moulded with twenty-four radiating lobes each outlined in dark chocolate-brown and 'jewelled' in yellow, the centre moulded, trailed and jewelled with a grimacing face, 30.3cm diam (two small patches of loss to slip coating on rim)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: This dish bears an old label with indistinct inscription referring to a Capt. Jno West of 22nd Foot...Keyford Frome (?). This remarkable dish follows the shape of popular Dutch Delft plooischotel of the period. A Staffordshire slipware example apparently from the same mould is in the Potteries Museum, Stoke on Trent, illustrated by David Barker and Steve Crompton, Slipware (2007), p. 139. The Stoke on Trent dish has additional moulded faces around the border. This relates to an example in the Longridge Collection, Catalogue no. S31 with a trailed and jewelled flower centre. The method of depicting the eyes and nose of the central face on the present dish should be compared with another Staffordshire moulded Sun Face dish illustrated by Barker and Crompton, p. 138
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