London, South Kensington
21 September 2000
A pearlware table base figure of the Village Maid
in a flowered dress, modelled seated, reading a book, before a flowering bocage on a mound above a titled base, circa 1830 (minor losses, damage and repair) -- 29.5cm. high
See front cover illustration
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Cf. Pat Halfpenny, English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840 (1991), p. 268 for an example entitled 'The Reading Maid'.
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