Rare Bow Piggin Of Flared Pail Shape

 

A very rare Bow Piggin, of flared Pail shape, with rising and elegantly twisted handle, sprigged with three groups of crisply moulded flowering prunus, thorns and leaves. Made for the use of the table, these pieces were sometimes referred to as Cream Pails, though it is highly likely that they were used for spice or condiment for meats, small ribbed rococo moulded spoons are sometimes found to go with these. The other shape that can be encountered is a cylindrical form with one single flattened rising handle, on one side, these are found both in white and also sprigged and also coloured in the famille rose palette.

Circa 1752

Height: 3 ins. (7.5cms.)

 

Stock No. 1338

 

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