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Water bottle

ca. 1760
Origin: England, London
H: 9 5/8"
Tin-glazed earthenware (delft)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1958-506
Pear-shaped bottle with short neck, cup-shaped lip, and cylindrical foot ring. White tin glaze decorated in blue with panels of a Chinese lotus and scroll motif around the body, leaf scrolls on the neck, and a braided band around the lid.
Label:Fragments with the lotus pattern have been excavated in London at Vauxhall, and a small shard with the pattern was excavated in Williamsburg at Wetherburn's Tavern (9NA.1524). The London attribution is based on the shape.
Provenance:H. Longden, London