A LONDON DELFT DATED BLUE AND WHITE GOBLET 1656, SOUTHWARK, POSSIBLY PICKLEHERRING QUAY With tapering conical bowl supported on a knopped stem and spreading foot, inscribed R/M·I above the date 1656 within an oval cartouche issuing strapwork and acanthus 4½ in. (11.4 cm.) high
Louis L. Lipski and Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, London 1984, p. 195, no. 871. Norman Stretton, 'The Rous Lench Collection of English Pottery: A Saleroom Report', Antique Collecting 21, no. 4, September 1986, p. 40, fig. 2. Leslie B. Grigsby, 'Dated English Delftware and Slipware in the Longridge Collection', The Magazine Antiques, June 1999, pp. 880-881, pl. 9. Leslie B. Grigsby, The Longridge Catalogue, Vol. II, D237.
T. Murray Ragg; Sotheby's, London, 23 March 1954, lot 47. Thomas Burn, Rous Lench Court; Sotheby's, London, 1 July 1986, lot 22.
For goblets of similar form with slight variations in the shape, one dated 1655, the other dated 1656 and painted with the arms of the Worshipful Company of Coopers, see John C. Austin, British Delft at Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1994, pp. 100-101, nos. 80 and 82.