A Derby shell centrepiece, circa 1760
Lot 85*
A Derby shell pickle stand, circa 1760
Sold for £1,187 (US$ 1,995) inc. premium
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A Derby shell pickle stand, circa 1760
Of elaborate form with a tier of three deep scallop shells, the interiors painted in blue with flower sprays, scattered sprigs and insects framed by cell borders, a raised central column supporting a further scallop shell dish painted with a Japanese style bird on a banded hedge design, this dish unusually modelled inside with a tiny pickle or gherkin picked out in blue, the stem and base applied with a profusion of modelled shells among an openwork arrangement of seaweed, all heightened in blue, 22.5cm high


  • Provenance: The Dwight Lanmon Collection.
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  1. Sarah Shirley-Priest
    Specialist - General Ceramics and Glass
    The Old House
    Solihull, B93 0HT
    United Kingdom
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