21 January 2011
TWO YORKSHIRE PEARLWARE MODELS OF A GARDENER OR SHEPHERD AND A RAM
Of Pratt-type, each youth standing beside an over-scale ram, his crook against the foreleg of the animal, the first as a gardener leaning against a spade, his head supported in his left hand, nuzzling lambs recumbent in the foreground, the other as a younger shepherd, the base molded with stiff-leaf tips, both bases sponged in stripes of black, blue and ochre
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high (2)
With Leo Kaplan, New York, 1985.
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See John and Griselda Lewis, Pratt Ware 1740-1840, 1984, p. 86, top left and right for an example of the first model and its companion group with a shepherdess.
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