Sold for £2,700
A lead glazed earthenware chantepleure or thumb pot, English, 16th or 17th century, the reticulated neck with arched handle above a perforated foot, h.30cm
This type of vessel was used by submerging it in water until filled and placing a thumb over the neck to stop the flow of water, releasing it to sprinkle the water through the perforated foot. A similar example can be seen in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number: 52.46.1. By repute from the vendor, this was unearthed during an excavation in Kent.
Old 6” crack runs through shoulder from neck, but the whole is structurally sound.
Some minor frits to extremities.
Extensive age/handling wear.
Condition reports must be considered as a matter of opinion and not fact.
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