D366. FLOWER BowL 
              Probably London 
              c. 1695                                                   
                         i 
 
              H.: 31/2" (8.9 cm); 
              Diam.: 6 1/2" (16.5 cm) 
 
              BODY CLAY: Medium-grained buff. 
              TIN GLAZE: Pale bluish white. Overall, 
  ~excluding footrim edge. 
~SHAPE: Thrown and pierced. Domed 
              upper portion made as one piece with 
              bowl. Narrow-edged, cylindrical footrim 
 ~~D ECO 0R AT IO0N: Painted. Trek Chinese 
 ~rocks, birds, and flowers. Bowl borders 
              composed of band of concentric arcs 
              and horizontal lines. Top surface bears 
              concentric bands of arcs, bands of 
              foliage with wavy lines, and circles. 
~~Published: Home, Collection, pr. 8, no. 196. 
 
S1" tor datted examples, see l'ipsMi and                           
                                            -. 
~Archer, IDated 1)elftware, nos. 927, 929, 
~~~~Delit. no. 406; Archer and Murgan. China                            
    ..... 
I~Dishes, nos. 31 32. For an undated 
 
Collecton.pi.4, noo81 
~~2. Archer, V&A, no. 1.5, Britton. Blristol,                       
                                                   ' 
~no. 7.24. 
~3. See Austin, Delft, nos. 628 631: Archer, 
~V&A, nos. 1.4 1.6; Sotheby's (Ll, lipski sale 
121. November 17, 1981, lot 255, Kassebacim 
~sale (1), October 1, 1991, lot 43; B~ritton, 
              Bristol. no. 7.24, and, for examples with 
              European motifs, nos. 7.22 -7.23. 
                                                               he dating
of this flower bowl is based on its painted trek decoration, derived 
 
                                                               from a Dutch
tin-glaze painting style. Somewhat similar birds and flowers also 
                                                               occur on dated
posset pots, punch bowls, and jars from the 1690s.' Flower con- 
                                                               tainers of
this type typically have attached tops, but on a few, separate lids 
                                                               create the
same general profile.2 (A Longridge collection lid [not illustrated] lacks

                                                               its bowl but
is similar in shape and decoration to the top of the pot shown here.) 
                 ~Chinese motifs are particularly comlnon on the form and
usually include fig- 
                                                              ures or buildings
in landscapes, symbols, flowers, or abstract patterns.:' The 
                                                              majority of
flower bowls predate the mid-1700s. (For a covered butter dish of 
       -      .   . I_ ...                                    approximately
the same profile, see no. D187.) 
 
 
408 The Longridge Collection