English delftware jug, WMH 1699, with armorial and remarkable figures (body crack resealed)
Lot 9
An important English delftware armorial jug, dated 1699
£60,000 - 80,000
US$ 98,000 - 130,000

Lot Details
English delftware jug, WMH 1699, with armorial and remarkable figures (body crack resealed) English delftware jug, WMH 1699, with armorial and remarkable figures (body crack resealed) English delftware jug, WMH 1699, with armorial and remarkable figures (body crack resealed)
An important English delftware armorial jug, dated 1699
Of globular form with a 'pinched' spout, the plain handle with a scrolled terminal, painted in tones of blue with a fanciful farmer's arms with a horse and a bull as supporters, flanked by a panel of three men harvesting, two very large birds in flight above them, two men threshing corn on a paved floor to the other side, the cylindrical neck inscribed 'W H M' in triangular format above '1699' within a circular panel below the spout, flanked by a plough pulled by two oxen and a horse, and another with a cart similarly powered, 25.5cm high (restored)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: F H Garner Collection, Sotheby's 6 October 1964. Illustrated by FH Garner, English Delftware, pl 28, FH Garner and Michael Archer, English Delftware (1972), pl 50 and Louis L Lipski, Dated English Delftware (1984), no 983, p 222. The painting on this jug is exceptional, farming scenes hardly ever being depicted in this detailed way at this period. The shield depicts a range of implements in farming use at the end of the seventeenth century including a scythe, hay rake, billhook, pitch fork, sickle, long-handled 'slasher' and a basic horse-drawn 'spike' harrow. A similar armorial jug, dated 1691, was sold by Sotheby's. 1 October 1991, lot 63
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