21 January 2003
A WALTON PEARLWARE FIGURE OF 'ST. PAUL'
Circa 1825, impressed uppercase scroll mark at the back
Modelled sitting on a rocky ledge before a flowering tree, holding a sword in his right hand and an open Bible in his left hand, the mound base applied with grassy tufts and applied flowers, named below
9 1/8in. (23.2cm.) high
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The chapter and verse noted on this piece reads as follows: Acts 23  And Paul, earnestly beholding the council, said, Men and brethren, I have lived in all good conscience before God until this day.
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