Visual display of the The Longridge collection of English slipware and delftware

					
 
              DDining and Related Wares 
DELFTWARE Other 
 
Porringers 
 
 
D180. PORRINGER 
Probably London 
1640-1670 
 
 
H.: 2 7/8" (7.3 cm); 
Diam. (body): 6 7/8" (17.5 cm); 
Diam. (with handle): 8 3/8" (21.3 cm) 
 
BODY CLAY: Fine-grained buff. 
TIN GLAZE: Dark blue. Overall on 
interior and top and sides of handle. 
LEAD GLAZE: With blue-green cast 
and traces of tin. On handle bottom 
and overall on exterior, excluding 
footrim edge. 
SHAPE: Thrown. Flat handle cut to 
shape and pierced. Slightly convex 
bottom with flaring footrim having 
flat edge. 
DECORATION: Splashed. Bleu persan. 
 
Ex coils.: L. L. Lipskij. P Kasseboum. 
 
 
he profile of this porringer (for discussion of the term, see nos. D181,
D182) 
derives from metalwork and indicates that it probably dates to the mid- 
seventeenth century, a time when English delftware manufacturers also were

strongly influenced by imports of Continental pottery and, indeed, potters.
Two 
English or Continental porringers excavated in London (unknown sites) resem-

ble this one in their nearly hemispherical profiles but are without flaring
rims. 
The unevenly lobed handle on one has a pierced circle and two pierced cres-

cents, and the exterior has a yellow lead glaze. The greenish gray exterior
glaze 
on the other contrasts with the slightly bluish white glaze on its interior.
Both 
of the bowls bear painted Northern European motifs, but white-splashed Wliu

persan ornament does occur on some Continental delftware. 
   Among English splashed blet person postdating the piece shown here is
a 
porringer that resembles Longridge number D183 in profile and was unearthed

from a cesspit in Black Swan Yard in Southwark (near the Pickleherring facto-

ry), and one with straightish, flaring sides was found in Lambeth. (Sherds
with 
splashed decoration also were found at Brislington.)l Another splashed por-

ringer has a reputed history of early ownership in a Plymouth, Massachusetts,

family.3 For other bleu persan wares in the Longridge collection, see numbers

D108, D109, D177, D252, D278, D279. 
 
 
1. Noel Hume, London and Virginia, 
pp. 89-91, fig. 14, nos. 1-2. 
2. Ibid., pp. 92-94, fig. 15, no. 2 (near 
Pickleherring, c. 1680 1700); Archer, V&A, 
no. .1, porringer found (Lambeth) by 
Garner; and no. A.63, citing Brislingion 
fIragments at V&A and British Museum. 
For another blotched Neu persan 
porringer, see Burlington (1914), p1. 31, 
Case E, no. 83. 
3. Austin, Delft, p. 18, fig. 14. 
 
 
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