Three pairs of creamware shoe buckles, circa 1780
Lot 175
Three pairs of creamware shoe buckles, circa 1780
Sold for £1,187 (US$ 1,986) inc. premium
Lot Details
Three pairs of creamware shoe buckles, circa 1780
One pair with original metal fittings, painted with a formal design in green and puce, the edges picked out in blue, 7.4cm wide, the second pair with green and brown formal 'berry' borders, possibly painted in the Absolon workshop, 6.8cm wide (both broken and restuck), the third pair moulded in relief with florets picked out in red and green, the borders in blue and green, 7.2cm wide, one inscribed 'JH' to reverse (one broken) (6)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: the third mentioned pair from Jonathan Horne, illustrated by Tom Walford, A Collector's progress, This Blessed Pot, This Earth (2011), p.114, fig.1, also shown in the ECC Creamware and Pearlware Exhibition 1986, p.71. The second pair may have been decorated in the workshop of William Absolon at Yarmouth as the 'berry' borders show the influence of nearby Lowestoft porcelain. The palette is typical of Absolon's work.
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