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A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE GROUP OF 'GRECIAN & DAUGHTER'
A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE GROUP OF 'GRECIAN & DAUGHTER'

CIRCA 1830

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A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE GROUP OF 'GRECIAN & DAUGHTER'
Circa 1830
Of Sherratt-type, painted in colours and enriched with purple lustre, the chained Cimon before two hollow castle keeps, Pero, his daughter, standing at the right nourishing him, on a mound and rectangular table base applied with flowers and moulded with berried swags, named on two oval panels, above ridged bracket feet
9 1/8in. (23.2cm.) high
Literature
Manheim, pl. no. 72

Lot Essay

See Halfpenny, p. 267; and Oliver, p. 48, fig. 57. The Grecian and Daughter or Roman Charity is based on the legend of Cimon and Pera. An abridged version was a great favorite of itinerant 18th century melodramatists. Here the staving prisoner Cimon is saved by the generosity of his daughter Pera.
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