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Large English delftware apothecary display jar Ming type decoration 17th century London

Reference: 6435

Dated: c. 1650 to c. 1670 Southwark London England

A large scale Apothecary Display jar of bulbous form tapering towards the base. The blue and white decoration comprises of Chinese figures in a landscape in the Ming style. This spectacular and highly decorative display jar is a very rare example and in fine condition. Attribution, Southwark delft works London dates to the 1650-70 period. Several very large jars have been recorded all with similar Chinese influenced decoration in blue and white.

Dimensions: 13.00 inch wide 14.00 inch high 13.00 inch deep

Medium: delft delftware earthenware pottery ceramic

Current Condition Fine unrestored

Provenance: Private Collection London England.

Literature: Howard, English Delftware Drug Jar number 7a. Lothian. The Armorial London Delft of the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries pages 22 and 24.

Briony Hudson English Delftware Drug Jars ( The collection of the Museum of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain )page 85.

Price: gbp 7750.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 10338.5 (US Dollars)



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