London, South Kensington
15 March 2001
A pearlware table base group of Romulus and Remus
the infants modelled suckling the recumbent she-wolf, before a flowering bocage, on a mound above a table base moulded with a hound flanked by floral swags, circa 1825 (some restoration and replacement) -- 20.5cm. high
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Cf. Pat Halfpenny, English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840 (1991), p. 232. for another example.
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