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The Spring Country House Sale

by Sworders Fine Art Auctioneers


589 lots with images

March 4, 2014

Live Auction

Cambridge Road

Stansted Mountfitchet, CM24 8GE United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)1279 817778

Fax: +44 (0)1279 817779

Email: auctions@sworder.co.uk

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A remarkable collection of twenty lots of medieval

Lot 1: A remarkable collection of twenty lots of medieval

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Description: A remarkable collection of twenty lots of medieval lead-glazed encaustic tiles, from Moor Place, Much Hadham, Hertfordshire Moor Place was built on a park belonging to the Bishop's Palace, site of the Bishops of London. Four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, each with a pattern of amber scrolling grapevine against the terracotta ground, 11cm square 3cm thick approximately (4)

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Another four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century,

Lot 2: Another four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century,

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Description: Another four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, similar 11cm square (4)

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Another four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century,

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Description: Another four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, similar 11cm square (4)

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Another four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century,

Lot 4: Another four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century,

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Description: Another four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, similar 11cm square (4)

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Another four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century,

Lot 5: Another four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century,

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Description: Another four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, similar 11cm square (4)

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Four encaustic Tiles, medieval, making a circular

Lot 6: Four encaustic Tiles, medieval, making a circular

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Description: Four encaustic Tiles, medieval, making a circular armorial-like chequered design, 12cm square 3cm thick (4)

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Four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, forming a

Lot 7: Four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, forming a

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Description: Four encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, forming a circle growing oak leaves and acorns in yellow on the terracotta ground, 11.5cm square 3.5cm thick (4)

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Four similar encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century,

Lot 8: Four similar encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century,

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Description: Four similar encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, and two extra, 11.5cm square 3.5cm thick (4)

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Nine miscellaneous encaustic Tiles, medieval, each

Lot 9: Nine miscellaneous encaustic Tiles, medieval, each

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Description: Nine miscellaneous encaustic Tiles, medieval, each with a fleur-de-lys, various sizes (9)

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A rare pair of encaustic Tiles, 13th-15th century,

Lot 10: A rare pair of encaustic Tiles, 13th-15th century,

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Description: A rare pair of encaustic Tiles, 13th-15th century, each with two lions rampant in a square within a circle, 12cm square 3cm thick (2)

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An attractive set of eight encaustic Tiles,

Lot 11: An attractive set of eight encaustic Tiles,

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Description: An attractive set of eight encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, each with a yellow Saint Andrew's cruciform enclosing a trefoil, 12cm square approximately 3cm deep (8)

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Six encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, each with

Lot 12: Six encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, each with

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Description: Six encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, each with grapes springing from interlocking stems, the design later heightened in white, 11cm square 2cm thick (6)

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Eight heraldic-style encaustic Tiles, 13th-15th

Lot 13: Eight heraldic-style encaustic Tiles, 13th-15th

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Description: Eight heraldic-style encaustic Tiles, 13th-15th century, with chequerwork florets, various sizes largest 12.5cm square smallest 10.5cm square (8)

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A rare set of thirteen encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th

Lot 14: A rare set of thirteen encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th

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Description: A rare set of thirteen encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, each with the name of 'dirc' in Gothic letters, within interlaced ribbons, 11.5cm square 3.5cm thick (13) Literature: See similar examples in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession no.30.86.1a-d, described as 'Dutch, 14th-15th century'. It was common at this date for the name of the donor of the tiles to have his name incorporated into the tile's design, in this case Dirc, origin of Dirk.

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Nineteen miscellaneous encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th

Lot 15: Nineteen miscellaneous encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th

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Description: Nineteen miscellaneous encaustic Tiles, 14th-15th century, largest 12.5cm square smallest 10cm square (19)

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Two Tiles, 13th-15th century, each with a lion

Lot 16: Two Tiles, 13th-15th century, each with a lion

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Description: Two Tiles, 13th-15th century, each with a lion guardant within diagonal ribbons, 9 x 14cm 6.5 and 7.5cm thick (2)

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A pair of rare terracotta Tiles, 1594, each of

Lot 17: A pair of rare terracotta Tiles, 1594, each of

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Description: A pair of rare terracotta Tiles, 1594, each of deep form and crisply moulded with two portraits, one possibly Henry VIII, the other Queen Elizabeth, between the dates 1594, and enclosed by lozenge ribbons, 9 x 14cm 6.5 and 7cm thick (2)

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Another pair of terracotta Tiles, 1594, similar, 9

Lot 18: Another pair of terracotta Tiles, 1594, similar, 9

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Description: Another pair of terracotta Tiles, 1594, similar, 9 x 14cm 6.5 and 7cm thick (2)

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Another pair of terracotta Tiles, 1594, similar, 9

Lot 19: Another pair of terracotta Tiles, 1594, similar, 9

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Description: Another pair of terracotta Tiles, 1594, similar, 9 x 14cm and 10 x 15cm 6.5 and 7cm thick (2)

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Another pair of terracotta Tiles, 1594, similar, 9

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Description: Another pair of terracotta Tiles, 1594, similar, 9 x 14cm and 10 x 15cm 6.5 and 7cm thick (2)

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A Bristol delftware polychrome deep Bowl, c.1720,

Lot 21: A Bristol delftware polychrome deep Bowl, c.1720,

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Description: A Bristol delftware polychrome deep Bowl, c.1720, the exterior decorated with four groups of two cottages with smoking chimneys on a grass knoll within bead and foliate borders, the blue and white interior with a spray of tulips and a band of geometric motifs, repaired, wear, 29cm diameter The same design can be found on a bowl illustrated in 'English Delftware in the Bristol Collection', Frank Britton, 1982, 13-12 and the leaf-scroll border in 13-16.

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A rare Bristol delftware Jar, c.1680, decorated in

Lot 22: A rare Bristol delftware Jar, c.1680, decorated in

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Description: A rare Bristol delftware Jar, c.1680, decorated in three registers in blue, red and green on the triple lobed body with a figure in a boat between stylised landscapes and stiff leaves, the shoulders with vermicular handles, wear, 12.8cm

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A Bristol delftware Posset Pot and Cover, early

Lot 23: A Bristol delftware Posset Pot and Cover, early

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Description: A Bristol delftware Posset Pot and Cover, early 18th century, the bulbous body painted in blue, red and green with a bird and dragonfly amongst flowers, the rim with scrolls, the loop handles and spout with blue dashes, the lid matching, lid repaired, tip of spout missing, minor chips, 19cm Literature: See Britton, op. cit. 4-10.

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Six English delftwareTiles, mid 18th century, four

Lot 24: Six English delftwareTiles, mid 18th century, four

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Description: Six English delftwareTiles, mid 18th century, four manganese with buildings and figures in landscapes and two London, manganese and blue and white, 12.5 and 13cm square (6)

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Three English delftware Tiles, third quarter 18th

Lot 25: Three English delftware Tiles, third quarter 18th

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Description: Three English delftware Tiles, third quarter 18th century, one painted with a finch on a tree stump, another on the ground, both probably Liverpool, the third Bristol with a basket of flowers in a Fazakerley-like palette within a bianco-sopra-bianco border, 12.5 and 13cm square (3)

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Six Liverpool blue and white delftware Tiles, mid

Lot 26: Six Liverpool blue and white delftware Tiles, mid

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Description: Six Liverpool blue and white delftware Tiles, mid 18th century, five with shipping scenes within dotted or line borders, one with hunters with hounds, 12.5cm (6)

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A delft triangular Dish, mid 18th century, painted

Lot 27: A delft triangular Dish, mid 18th century, painted

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Description: A delft triangular Dish, mid 18th century, painted with flowers and scrolls, paper label 'Louis Lipski Collection', 10.5cm The Lipski Collection was dispersed at Sotheby's in several sales in the 1980s.

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A Leeds Revivalist creamware Chestnut Basket and

Lot 28: A Leeds Revivalist creamware Chestnut Basket and

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Description: A Leeds Revivalist creamware Chestnut Basket and Cover, late 19th century, both parts pierced and moulded with sea scrolls and wreaths, the sides with knot handles, the cover with flower knop, impressed twice 'Leeds Pottery', 29cm Literature: See 'The Leeds Pottery 1770-1881', John D.Griffin, vol II, 2005, W.W.Slee Catalogue (1913) pl. 615.

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A rare Bristol blue dash delftwareTulip Charger,

Lot 29: A rare Bristol blue dash delftwareTulip Charger,

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Description: A rare Bristol blue dash delftwareTulip Charger, late 17th century, typically painted with blooms in blue, yellow ochre, brown and emerald green, crack, 34cm diameter Literature: Formally attributed to Lambeth by Glaisher, p.105B (no.1502) and now to Bristol, see Britton, op. cit. 3.20.

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A pair of blue and white delftware Wall Pockets,

Lot 30: A pair of blue and white delftware Wall Pockets,

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Description: A pair of blue and white delftware Wall Pockets, probably Liverpool c.1770, of cornucopia form, chips, 19.5cm (2)

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A Liverpool delftware Wall Pocket, c.1760,

Lot 31: A Liverpool delftware Wall Pocket, c.1760,

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Description: A Liverpool delftware Wall Pocket, c.1760, attractively moulded and painted with a finch on Tudor roses below a shell and crenulated rim, minor wear and chips, 19cm

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A rare pair of delft blue and white Wall Pockets,

Lot 32: A rare pair of delft blue and white Wall Pockets,

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Description: A rare pair of delft blue and white Wall Pockets, probably Liverpool, c.1770, each moulded with a girl's head emblematic of spring, flanked by tulips and saplings, bordered by C-scrolls above an imp mask, painted '4', some chips, 21cm (2) Literature: For similar examples see Britton, op. cit. 7-17 and 7-19.

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A pearlware Lion, c.1800, the red beast with grey

Lot 33: A pearlware Lion, c.1800, the red beast with grey

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Description: A pearlware Lion, c.1800, the red beast with grey mane standing with one paw on a pink-lustred ball, oval base, enamel wear, 14cm

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A Sunderland creamware Tankard, c.1800, E. Dawson

Lot 34: A Sunderland creamware Tankard, c.1800, E. Dawson

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Description: A Sunderland creamware Tankard, c.1800, E. Dawson & Co., Low Ford Pottery, transfer-printed with the west view of the Iron Bridge at Sunderland and hand tinted, 14.8cm, and a blue and white transfer-printed Tankard, early 19th century, 14cm (2)

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A Staffordshire pearlware Loving Cup, dated 1799,

Lot 35: A Staffordshire pearlware Loving Cup, dated 1799,

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Description: A Staffordshire pearlware Loving Cup, dated 1799, the body painted with flowers enclosing the name 'James Pattieson' above the date, cracked, 13.4cm

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A collection of Creamware, mostly 18th century,

Lot 36: A collection of Creamware, mostly 18th century,

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Description: A collection of Creamware, mostly 18th century, including sifters, custard cups, a shell dish, a jug enamelled in the style of David Rhodes, pot and cover, a potpourri lid and a candlestick, some damage (14)

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A pair of pearlware Childs' Plates, each early

Lot 37: A pair of pearlware Childs' Plates, each early

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Description: A pair of pearlware Childs' Plates, each early 19th century, with coloured black transfer prints poking fun at modernism within a multi-coloured floral border, 18cm, and another, moulded and coloured with flowers circling a Temperance print, 18cm (3) The first two prints, which are rare, depict a steam-driven car, entitled 'Symptoms of Going it in Style', the second shows four men being shaved automatically and entitled 'Symptoms of Wholesale Trade'. The prints reflect the increasing fears of the then largely agricultural population against the introduction of industrialisation.

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An 'Obadiah Sherratt' Staffordshire pottery

Lot 38: An 'Obadiah Sherratt' Staffordshire pottery

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Description: An 'Obadiah Sherratt' Staffordshire pottery Bull-baiting Group, c.1820, the iron-red bull tossing one terrier in the air and fighting another, the handler holding his hat aloft in one hand and a club in the other, scrolled and ribbed base, slight restoration or repairs, 17.5cm Provenance: the estate of John Barratt, Crowe Hall, Bath.

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A Staffordshire pearlware Lion, early 19th

Lot 39: A Staffordshire pearlware Lion, early 19th

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Description: A Staffordshire pearlware Lion, early 19th century, its pink body with iron-red mane and anthropomorphic features, one front paw resting on a ball, rectangular striped base, restored, 26cm long

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A pearlware polychrome Bowl, early 19th century,

Lot 40: A pearlware polychrome Bowl, early 19th century,

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Description: A pearlware polychrome Bowl, early 19th century, possibly Bristol, boldly painted in blue, green, dark brown ochre and yellow, with a garland of leaves, the exterior with stylised figs, 22.5cm

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A Worcester blue and white Tureen, Cover and

Lot 41: A Worcester blue and white Tureen, Cover and

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Description: A Worcester blue and white Tureen, Cover and Stand, c.1780, each piece printed with the 'Pine Cone' pattern and flower studies, crabstock handles, the stand with crescent mark, bowl cracked and painted out, chips, stand 34.5cm (3)

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A Worcester blue and white vine leaf Dish,

Lot 42: A Worcester blue and white vine leaf Dish,

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Description: A Worcester blue and white vine leaf Dish, c.1765-70, painted with 'The Leaf Dish Floral Sprays' pattern, 19.6cm

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A pair of Worcester cabbage leaf Jugs, c.1780,

Lot 43: A pair of Worcester cabbage leaf Jugs, c.1780,

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Description: A pair of Worcester cabbage leaf Jugs, c.1780, each blue transfer-printed with bunches of flowers, both with crescent marks, both cracked, 23cm (2)

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A Worcester 'dragons in compartments' Junket Dish,

Lot 44: A Worcester 'dragons in compartments' Junket Dish,

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Description: A Worcester 'dragons in compartments' Junket Dish, c.1765, the fluted body painted in famille verte enamels with fabulous animals, vases and various borders after Kangxi originals, very slight wear, 21.2cm

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A sparrow beak Jug, c.1765, painted in underglaze

Lot 45: A sparrow beak Jug, c.1765, painted in underglaze

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Description: A sparrow beak Jug, c.1765, painted in underglaze blue, iron-red and gilding in Chinese style with trees, buildings and a lake, rim chips, 10.5cm

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An English porcelain part Tea and Coffee Service,

Lot 46: An English porcelain part Tea and Coffee Service,

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Description: An English porcelain part Tea and Coffee Service, c.1810, painted with gilt willow and sprig decoration against a stipple ground, comprising: teapot, cover and stand, sucrier and cover, two side plates, eleven saucers, eight tea cups, four coffee cans, a slop bowl, and cream jug (32)

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A Sampson & Hancock Derby Dwarf, mid-19th century,

Lot 47: A Sampson & Hancock Derby Dwarf, mid-19th century,

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Description: A Sampson & Hancock Derby Dwarf, mid-19th century, the gentleman in periwig and brightly coloured clothes holding his corpulence, gilt disc base, red S, H & D mark, 11.5cm

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A pair of Staffordshire Duck Tureens and Covers,

Lot 48: A pair of Staffordshire Duck Tureens and Covers,

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Description: A pair of Staffordshire Duck Tureens and Covers, mid 19th century, each with wave or feather moulded base, the birds with feathers delineated in pink, yellow, green and red, touched in black, slight wear, 25.5cm (4)

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A pair of French faience Dry Drug Jars, mid 18th

Lot 50: A pair of French faience Dry Drug Jars, mid 18th

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Description: A pair of French faience Dry Drug Jars, mid 18th century, possibly Nevers, each of double ogee form, painted in slate-blue and ochre with a void scroll between flowering and leafy garlands, the flat covers with a wavy band and knop, all on a small stepped foot, cracks and chips, 21cm (2)

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A set of six maiolica Dry Drug Jars, early 16th

Lot 51: A set of six maiolica Dry Drug Jars, early 16th

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Description: A set of six maiolica Dry Drug Jars, early 16th century, each with a central band inscribed in Lombardic characters with the contents in manganese between blue false gadroons, one with the pharmacy emblem of a stylised tree above 'SM' over 'C', one repaired foot, chips, 21cm (6) Provenance: Moor Place, Much Hadham. See Country Life, 26 January 1956, where the jars are illustrated in their room setting.

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