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    Sale 7549

    British and Continental Ceramics and Glass

    18 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 39

    A STAFFORDSHIRE WHITE TERRACOTTA OVAL PLAQUE BY ENOCH WOOD

    CIRCA 1780, PERHAPS PALMER, SIGNED E.WOOD.SCULP

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    A STAFFORDSHIRE WHITE TERRACOTTA OVAL PLAQUE BY ENOCH WOOD
    CIRCA 1780, PERHAPS PALMER, SIGNED E.Wood.Sculp
    Moulded in relief with The Descent from The Cross, on a washed bright-blue ground, framed and glazed (some slight staining to relief and flaking to blue ground, frame slightly distressed)
    21½ in. (54.6 cm.) high approx. excluding frame


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    See Bernard Rackham, The Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Ceramics Catalogue of English Porcelain Earthenware Enamel and Glass collected by Charles Schreiber Esq. M.P. and the Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Schreiber and presented to the Museum in 1884, Catalogue (London, 1929), Vol. II, no. 553, pl. 68 for a similar example dated 1777. Another is in the collection amassed by Sir Harold Mackintosch, Bt. see Sir Harold Mackintosch, Bt., Early English Figure Pottery, a Collection of Ralph Wood and Contemporary Pottery (London, 1938), pp. 96-97, no. 152. See also the example sold in these Rooms on 25th April 1960, lot 82, also signed and dated 1777, the reverse inscribed Memorandums above an extensive inscription detailing the Wood family and their associations with the potteries and mills of Staffordshire.

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    Provenance

    A.H.E. Wood Esq., and thence by descent to the present owner, his great grandchild.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DESCENDANT OF ENOCH WOOD'S FAMILY


    Literature

    Frank Falkner, The Wood Family of Burslem (London, 1912), pl. XXXII.