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: G2217

: Applied Art

: posset pot & cover

: Tin-glazed earthenware posset pot and cover. It has a spherical body on a convex foot, the neck tapers out, and it has an engaged spout. There are two serpent '3'-form handles and a domed and stepped cover with a tall knop and two '3'-form scrolls. It is painted in blue on a white glaze. On the body there are four oval panels each with one seated and one flying cupid gathering & arranging flowers beneath an arching flowering tree. The panels are framed by acanthus leaves on a dark blue ground separated by leafy scrolls. It has a floral meander on the neck and on the foot there are oval reserves with flowers alternating with a flower on a dark blue ground. There are blue dashes on the handles. There is conforming decoration on the cover with two panels, one with two flower arrangments and the other with three cupids taking tea. (Compare Wellcome Museum L0057074).

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: City of Bristol Collection

: Bristol, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) / England, Northern Europe, Europe

: made in Bristol or Brislington or London

: London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) / England, Northern Europe, Europe

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: 1690 -1710

: Charbonnier, Theodore

: Given by Theodore Charbonnier, 1925.