BRITISH PEARLWARE MOCHAWARE ‘CAT’S EYES AND EARTHWORM’ SERVING BOWL AND COVER, CIRCA 1840, AND A SIMILARLY DECORATED LONDON-SHAPE BOWL, 1820-30.

Est. $1,500-$2,500

The first two each painted with white, dark brown and blue or yellow cat’s eyes and wavy earthworms on pale grey or sand slip fields. Diameters 6 ¼ and 6 ¾ inches. Together with a British pearlware London-shape ‘earthworm’ bowl and a whiteware example. Diameters 7 ⅛ and 8 ½ inches. (4)

Provenance: The first, “The Jonathan Rickard Collection of Mocha Pottery,” Skinner, Inc., Boston, March 11, 2001, lot 427, where it is noted that it was found in Exeter, England; the second, William Lewan, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire, April 1989; the third, T. Brain, April 1986; the fourth, Conestoga Auction Company, Inc., Manheim, Pennsylvania, May 2002.