A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FARM YARD SPILL VASE
Early 19th century
Modelled as a shepherd standing before a tree with four hollow branches hosting a variety of birds, a gaping serpent appearing from above with his body snaking around the tree-trunk and the circumference of the circular base, surrounding a ram, a ewe, several lambs and a dog, the mound thickly applied with grass and brightly coloured flowerheads
9in. (22.7cm.) high
With D.M. & P. Manheim, New York
Manheim, pl. no. 63
See Halfpenny, p. 192 col. pl. 50 and rear dust jacket for a similar fenced version of this group in the City Museum & Art, Gallery Stoke-on-Trent.