London, South Kensington
3 April 1997
A pearlware group of the 'Dame School'
modelled with four children seated within an arbour moulded in relief with fruiting vines, on marbled stepped base, painted in pale shades of blue, green, yellow and brown, circa 1825 (lacking central figure, small restorations in this area) -- 16cm. high
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Pat Halfpenny, English Earthenware figures 1740-1840, (Woodbridge 1991) p. 259 for a similar and more complete example.
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