21 January 2003
A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE GROUP OF 'BIRD CATCHER'
Circa 1790, after a model by Ralph Wood, possibly by Ralph Wood Jr.
Modelled as a couple sitting on rocks beside a stream, holding a dove before a cage, a swan and a ewe at their feet, named below on a square base
11 1/8in. (28.3cm.) high
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Manheim, pl. no. 33
See Turner, p. 126, fig. 46 for a less refined example attributed to a potter from the Walton School.
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