London, South Kensington
20 September 2001
A pearlware group of traveling entertainers
modelled with a male musician seated on a mound before a tree playing the bagpipes, his female companion to his side holding a dog under her arm, and three dogs in costume dancing before them, on shaped oval mound base, circa 1820 (damages, replacement and restorations) -- 23cm. high
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Cf. Pat Halfpenny, English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840 (1991), p. 221, fig. 59; see also Anthony Oliver, Staffordshire Pottery, The Tribal Art of England (1981), p. 24, pl. 28.
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