21 January 2003
TWO STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE GROUPS OF 'TEE TOTAL' AND 'ALE-BENCH'
Of Sherratt-type, the first modelled as a husband and wife sitting at a table drinking ale; the second modelled as a young family having high tea at a table, the baby in the mother's lap, both staged before two hollow castle towers, on a rectangular table base moulded with foliate swags, named on the front and raised on ridged bracket feet
8¼in. (21cm.) high, the taller (2)
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Manheim, pl. no. 29 & 30
See Haggar, fig. 76 and 78; Halfpenny, p. 266; and Oliver, p. 61, fig. II. The term 'Teetotal' is first recorded in the English language around 1834, making it unlikely to be in popular usage as a term of temperance prior to 1825.
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