Dated Staffordshire Salt-Glazed Stoneware 'PORTOBELLO' Tankard, 1739, cylindrical form with spreading foot, with a grooved strap handle, with turned bands, sprigged on the exterior with a scene of the battle flanked by the inscription 'THE BRITISH GLORY. REVIV'D', 'BY: ADMIRA/ VERNON', 'HE TOOK: PORTO'/BELLO', 'WITH SIX: SHIPS ONLY', 'NOV:YE :22:1739'.
Jonathan Horne, London, November, 2001, bearing label
Vogel Collection no. 700
For further information see - This Blessed Plot, This Earth, by Felicity Marno, London, 2011, pp. 46-48.
A further tankard was sold at Sotheby's London, May 4 2017, lot 92.
Staffordshire Salt-Glazed White Stoneware Mug, c.1745-55, of cylindrical form with a stepped foot, set with a rouletted strap handle, molded around the exterior with six panels of motifs including the Virgin capturing the unicorn, the fable of the Fox and Stork, mythological beasts, and coats-of-arms, 4¼” high.
William Edkins Collection, sold, Sotheby's, London, May 21, 1891, lot 80 (part)
Rev. J. T. Taylor Collection, no. 226, bearing label
Jonathan Horne, London, June, 1999, bearing label
Vogel Collection no. 662.2
Diana Edwards and Rodney Hampton, White salt-glazed stoneware of the British Isles, Woodbridge, 2005, p. 96, fig. 91, illustrated.
For similar designs see – English Pottery, 1650 – 1800, The Henry H. Weldon Colection, Leslie B. Grigsby. Pg.86/7. Fig 20 a-d.
Staffordshire White Salt-Glazed Stoneware Pickle Dish, c.1755, the pickle dish of lobed oval form molded with a scene of a Chinoiserie figure beside a pagoda, the rim with flowers, 4 5/8 in, two rim chips and fine mold making hairline.
See, Salt Glazed Stoneware in Early America, Janine E. Skerry & Suzanne F, Hood. Pg. 150, Fig, 16, Henry Weldon Collection, 2001- 477, 2., and detail, pg. 134. In the related text it is stated that “A fragment of a sweetmeat dish decorated with a man in a Chinese landscape surrounded by flowers, another man and a bird was excavated at Mount Vernon.”
See - A Passion for Pottery The Henry H. Weldon Collection. Peter Williams & Pat Halfpenny. pg. 91. Illus, 42. Weldon 445.
Diana Edwards illustrates an example of the pickle dish alongside a version in creamware in 'The Influence of Salt-Glazed Stoneware on Creamware Design', Creamware and Pearlware Re-examined, E.C.C. publications, 2005, pp. 157-158.
Staffordshire Enameled Salt-Glazed Stoneware Cream Jug, c.1760-70, pear shape body with a plain handle, enameled with a large rose, small sprigs and a butterfly, 3 1/8.”