A rare and early pearlware inkstand with a detachable pounce pot, modelled as Cupid riding a dolphin (wing lacking, small restoration to jug, a few minor chips)
Lot 33
A rare pearlware inkstand and pounce pot, circa 1820
Sold for £137 (US$ 231) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare pearlware inkstand and pounce pot, circa 1820
Modelled in the white as Cupid riding on a dolphin, his hands grasping a jug which rests on the head of the fish and forms the quill holder, a bow and arrow applied to the rectangular base behind a detachable pounce pot in the form of a classical vase, 16cm wide (2)

Footnotes

  • An inkstand of related form, inscribed 'John Forster made this at Hanley Agust the 29 1820', is illustrated by Pat Halfpenny, English Earthenware Figures (1991), p 207
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  1. Sarah Shirley-Priest
    Specialist - European Ceramics
    Bonhams
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    The Old House
    Solihull, B93 0HT
    United Kingdom
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