A creamware jug and a Turner creamware dish painted in the workshop of William Absolon, circa 1795
Lot 199
A creamware jug and a Turner dish painted in the Absolon workshop, circa 1795
£800 - 1,000
US$ 1,300 - 1,700
Lot Details
A creamware jug and a Turner dish painted in the Absolon workshop, circa 1795
The jug painted with a farmer and plough, inscribed 'SUCCESS TO FARMING', a scrolled border below the rim, 12cm high the lobed oval dish with a rural landscape within green lustrous lines, 21.1cm wide, impressed 'TURNER', inscribed 'Absolon yarm No 25', an arrow motif to the right (both damaged)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The dish from the Grant Davidson Collection. A similar square dish depicting Gumbly Hall from 'Harrison's Views' is illustrated by John Howell, ECC Trans, Vol.10, Pt.5, pl.136a and a related farming jug at pl.142a. William Absolon Junior was a glass engraver and muffle-kiln decorator at 4 Market Row, Great Yarmouth and then at 25 Market Row by July 1790. The 'No 25' on this dish refers to this address. He specialised in 'green-edge table services of two sorts'. Compare the border on the present jug with that on a Lowestoft milk jug sold in these rooms 3 October 2012, lot 180.
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