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Lot 58: DELLA ROBBIA POTTERY, BIRKENHEAD SQUAT BALUSTER VASE, LATE 19TH CENTURY 27cm high
26 October 2016
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
DELLA ROBBIA POTTERY, BIRKENHEAD
SQUAT BALUSTER VASE, LATE 19TH CENTURY
incised and painted with a frieze of flowering foliage, incised maker''s mark to base with painted initial ''A'' and incicised initial ''F''
Good overall condition
Minor firing flaw to shoulder
No damage or restoration
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Literature: Hyland, Peter ''The Della Robbia Pottery, Birkenhead, 1894 -1906'', 2013, pp. 141 and 177.
Note: The painted mark ''A'' is often ascribed to an ''Agnes *'', an early decorator. The simple incised F on earlier pieces is ascribed to clay decorator Harry Fletcher, however the more cursive F on this example suggests it was decorated by John Fogo.