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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. 204 The Longridge Collection