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Sat, Mar 26, 2022 09:00AM EDT
Lot 865

A Staffordshire Dated Slipware Posset Pot

Estimate: $18,000 - $20,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

dated 1704, broad cylindrical body with applied spout and two strap handles, trailed brown slip and jeweled slip dot decoration on cream colored ground, panels of stylized tulips above the inscription "TheúBestúIsúNotúTooúGoodúForúYouú1704", 5-1/2 x 11 in.

Provenance: Jonathan Horne, London, purchased April 11, 1989 for œ16,500; Property from the Collection of Dudley and Constance Godfrey


repaired/restored spout (some evidence of plaster at the spout tip (probably rebuilt), heavily lacquered and difficult to confirm how much is original), repaired break circling along base edge and continuing into the consolidated crack along lower wall, one handle with filled break at base (not a full reattachment), filled losses along base, rim crack, scattered chips and glaze flakes, firing cracks at handle terminals, fine overall crazing, scratches