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English early delftware fuddling cup London 1630-1650 exceptional rarity

Reference: 6497

Dated: 1630 to 1645 London England

An exceptionally rare and early English delftware fuddling cup. The three conjoined cups are joined with twist shaped handles which are pierced forming a single larger vessel. Each of the cups are painted in blue on the white ground with a bird perched on branches. The handles and borders are decorated also in blue with scrolls and trefoils.
Note; the bird decoration can be seen on early dated pieces from the early 17th century period.
Fragments of fuddling cups have been excavated at the Southwark,Pickle Herring and Montague Close delft potteries in London.

Dimensions: 5.00 inch wide 3.40 inch high 5.00 inch deep

Medium: delftware delft earthenware pottery ceramic

Current Condition Some rubbing to glaze at rim with minor restoration at foot rim and one cup.

Provenance: Longridge Collection and Private collection of a gentleman in Kent England

Literature: The Longridge Collection Englsih Slipware and Delftware Page 318 by Leslie B.Grigsby published byJonathan Horne

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