Grigsby, Leslie B. (Leslie Brown) / The Longridge collection of English slipware and delftware. Volume 2: delftware
Bottles and a cistern, pp. 244-257
DELFTWARE lBeverage Wares Bottles and a Cistern D220. WINE BOTTLE London, probably Southwark Dated 1640(?) H.: 6" (15.2 cm); Diam. (body): 4 1/2" (11.4 cm); Diam. (with handle): 4 1/2" (11.4 cm) BODY CLAY: Medium-grained buff. TIN GLAZE: White with open crazing. Overall, excluding bottom and edge of foot. SHAPE: Thrown. Pulled handle, flat on interior, rounded on exterior, with tapering lower terminal. Very slightly concave bottom. DECORATION: Painted. Dog(?) in laurel wreath topped by inscription "DDA/1640[?]" (running in glaze). Also inscribed "WHEN THIS YOV SE [wreath] REMEMBER ME." Published: Howard, Lambeth, app. p. 8, pl. 2: Howard, Drug Jars, pl. 21, no. 76. Exhibited: Loan Exhibition of Drinking Vessels, Vintners Hall, June 1933 (Catalog, pl 19C). Ex coils.: G. E. Howard. Taylor. T G. Burn, Rous Lench. N o other bottle with decoration of this type-an animal centered within a wreath-has yet been found. The doglike creature presumably is symbolic of the family referred to by the uppermost initial, D. (The lower initials probably refer to the first names of a husband and wife.) The inscription "WHEN THIS YOV SE REMEMBER ME" was very popular and reappears 150 years later as part of a longer sentiment on a dated slipware puzzle jug in this collection (no. S89).' See that entry fbr further discussion of the phrase. Biscuit delftware bottles of this shape (see also nos. D221-D223) have been excavated at Platform Wharf, Rotherhithe, in Southwark.' The Rotherhithe factory was active from around 1636 to around 1663.' 1. For a 1774 dated delft tea canister with a related rhyme, see Lipski and Archer, Dated Delftware, no. 1528. 2. Stephenson comments (September 1998). 3. Archer, V&A, p. 561.
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