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A LARGE ENOCH WOOD PEARLWARE FIGURE OF ELOQUENCE
A LARGE ENOCH WOOD PEARLWARE FIGURE OF ELOQUENCE

CIRCA 1786

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A LARGE ENOCH WOOD PEARLWARE FIGURE OF ELOQUENCE
Circa 1786
The orator wearing an ermine lined drape, lecturing from the side of a podium moulded with a mythological scene, his feather quill and a scrolled paper inscribed in Greek rests on the top, raised on a marbelized rectangular base
18½in. (47cm.) high
Literature
Manheim, pl. no. 62

Lot Essay

See Frank Falkner, The Wood Family of Burslem, London, 1912, p. 57, ill. no. 121 for a marked example in the Author's Collection. Also see Halfpenny, p. 161, for a marked example from the Glaisher Collection, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. This figure has come through time with a double identified of either the orator Demosthenes or of St. Paul preaching at Athens. The moulded figure of Mercury on the podium alludes to either's Eloquence.
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