21 January 2003
A PAIR OF WALTON PEARLWARE FIGURE GROUPS OF 'FLIGHT TO EGYPT' AND 'RETURN FROM EGYPT'
Circa 1820, impressed uppercase scroll marks at backs
One as the Holy Family with Joseph leading Mary and the Infant Christ on a donkey on the way to Egypt; the other with Joseph leading Mary and Christ as a young boy on the return, the mound base applied with flowers and grassy tufts, each named on a double banner flanked by moulded shells
8in. (20.3cm.) high, the taller (2)
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Manheim, pl. no. 53 & 54
See Oliver, p. 19, fig. 17.
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