A rare Bristol delftware wine bottle, circa 1765-70
Lot 104
A rare Bristol delftware wine bottle, circa 1765-70
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 2,104) inc. premium
Lot Details
A rare Bristol delftware wine bottle, circa 1765-70
Of mallet shape, painted in blue with a Chinese riverscape with houses and fisherman in the foreground, flanked by two men in a boat, the design repeated on the reverse, scrolling leaves and pendent husks issuing from the rim, 22.5cm high

Footnotes

  • For a similar example see Michael Archer, Delftware (1997), p.276. Archer suggests that bottles of this unusual mallet-shape were made exclusively at Bristol, imitating the glass bottles of the time. For another example of this shape in the Longridge Collection see Leslie Grigsby (2000), Vol.2 p.255
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