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TWO STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE GROUPS
TWO STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE GROUPS

CIRCA 1830

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TWO STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE GROUPS
Circa 1830
Of Sherratt-type, one modelled as a marriage at Gretna Green; the other modelled as a christening, both staged before two hollow castle turrets flanked by bocage, the base moulded with feathers flanked by scrolls
7¼in. (18.4cm.) high (2)
Provenance
With D.M. & P. Manheim, New York
Literature
Manheim, pl. no. 31 & 32

Lot Essay

See Oliver, p. 46, fig. 54 and 55. Gretna Green is a village in Scotland well known as a destination for eloping lovers. The English legal restrictions of Lord Hardwicke's Act of 1754 did not apply in Scotland. The tradition of a blacksmith clergyman forging the wedding bonds before an anvil became part of the ritual at these clandestine unions. It is interesting to note that Sherratt himself was married at Norton-in-the-Moors, the Gretna Green of the potteries.
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