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: Tin-glazed earthenware bowl. Inscribed under base: ''Augt 22 // 1761'. The bowl has sloping sides rounding under to a foot ring. It is painted in blue, manganese and yellow on a pale blue glaze. Inside, in centre there is the coat of arms of the Coopers' Company with motto 'LOVE AS BRETHREN', above initials ' D // R.M'. Below the rim is a flower border with four manganese roses, lilies, convolvulus etc. The exterior has scenes of barrel-making including: a man seated with staves beginning to form them into a barrel; sponged trees, a fence, a sailing ship; a man completing a barrel, another barrel on its side, hoops lying on the ground and more trees.
: 1761, dated: Worshipful Company of Coopers: [Citation] English Delftware in the Bristol Collection. 10.28.