The globular body with cylindrical neck decorated with a Chinese figure seated in a landscape.
This characteristically English form derives from English silver and was also popular in London and Nottingham salt-glazed stonewares and Elers redwares, it has a long history going back to Persian metalware and fifteenth century Chinese porcelain.
Dated examples of this shape illustrated in Dated English Delftware (Archer, pp. 175-177) range from 1682-1694. A posset pot with similar decoration is also illustrated, dating to 1682 (Archer, p. 206, no. 911)
Some chips and one 2 cm crack to rim
Robert Hall Warren Collection, no. 13, bearing label
Phillips, London, June 11, 1986, lot 85
Collection of John Philip Kassenbaum, bearing label, sold Sotheby’s, London, October 1, lot 19
Jonathan Horne, London, October, 1991
Vogel Collection no. 533
Sotheby’s, New York, 19 January, l The Collection of Anne H. & Frederick Vogel, lot 635
Michael Archer, Dated English Delftware, Sothebys Publications (1984)