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TWO STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE GROUPS OF VENUS & CUPID AND 'NEPTUNE'
TWO STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE GROUPS OF VENUS & CUPID AND 'NEPTUNE'

CIRCA 1830

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TWO STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE GROUPS OF VENUS & CUPID AND 'NEPTUNE'
Circa 1830
Of Sherratt-type, each standing beside a dolphin on a shell-encrusted rocky mound, Neptune named below, the square table base moulded with floral garlands above beaded bracket feet
10in. (25.4cm.) high (2)
Literature
Manheim, pl. no. 59 & 60

Lot Essay

See Halfpenny, p. 260, for similar examples in the City Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. Also see Oliver, p. 38, fig. 42. A Staffordshire potter adapted these models from 18th century examples found in porcelain and 'improves them immeasurably by giving us a Neptune from a fish-market rather than Olympus, and by similarly bringing Venus down to earth with a fashionable 1820's hairstyle.'
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