21 January 2003
A JOHN DALE PEARLWARE FIGURE OF MERCURY
Circa 1820, impressed uppercase mark at back, the underside is indistinctly inscribed mm in ochre and o in green
Modelled wearing winged helmet and cuirasse, holding flowers in each hand, before a flowering tree, on a mound base
10in. (25.4cm.) high
With D.M. & P. Manheim, New York
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Manheim, pl. no. 56; and Oliver, p. 26, fig. 33.
Few marked examples of John Dale's Manufactory are known and according to Manheim, p. 121 this particular model of Mercury is the only marked example recorded.
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