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Water bottle

ca. 1755
Origin: England, London
H: 9"; DIAM: 4/12"
Tin-glazed earthenware (delft)
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1954-769
Globular-bodied bottle with tall cylindrical neck, saucer-shaped lip, and molded base. Bluish tin glaze decorated in blue around the body with panels of Chinese lotus and scroll pattern; a band of scrolls above it and elongated leaf sprays pendent from lip.
Label:This Chinese lotus decoration is found on delft made in Dublin, Liverpool, and London as well as on the Continent (see CWF accession 1955-213). Fragments with the lotus pattern have been excavated in London at Vauxhall. A small shard decorated with this pattern was excavated in Williamsburg at Wetherburn's Tavern (9NA.1524). The shape of the bottle suggests the London attribution.
Provenance:A. F. Allbroo, Old English Furniture, Pottery & Porcelain, London