IMPORTANT DELFT CLARET BOTTLE
DATED 1657
ex: NINA FLETCHER LITTLE
 
SUPERIOR FORM. OWNERSHIP. PUBLICATIONS.

Southwark, England. Tin-glazed earthenware with cobalt-blue. Rare inscription CLARET (most labeled SACK). Thought to be given as gifts, especially around Christmas. No repair or damage; expected minor tin-glaze chips. A splash of copper-green, probably from an adjacent piece in the kiln. 6.5 inches tall.

PROVENANCE:
NINA FLETCHER LITTLE (FOR 50+ YEARS) At least 1944 to 1994.  
JONATHAN HORNE Purchased from Sotheby’s Nina Fletcher Little Sale, 1994. Horne was the international authority on 17th/18th century English pottery for 40 years in London 
DAVID BURTON Purchased from Jonathan Horne. Burton is a noted English glass historian.
PRIVATE COLLECTION Sold by David Burton in 2005 to a premier American collection.

PICTURED IN PUBLICATIONS:
MAGAZINE ANTIQUES, April 1944 USEFUL WARES IN POTTERY AND PORCELAIN by Nina Fletcher Little.
LITTLE BY LITTLE, 1984 Nina Fletcher Little, page 77.
BERTRAM AND NINA FLETCHER LITTLE COLLECTION, Sotheby’s, New York, October 1994, lot 488.
DATED ENGLISH DELFTWARE: TIN-GLAZED EARTHENWARE 1600-1800 Lipski and Archer, 1984.
ANTIQUE SEALED BOTTLES 1640-1900: AND THE FAMILIES THAT OWNED David Burton, February 25, 2015. Page 10, Volume 1. 

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