21 January 2003
A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE GROUP OF A PERFORMING BEAR
Of Walton or Sherratt-type, the animal trainer in an Andalusian's costume standing before a tree, a club in his right hand, the muzzled bear dancing at the right, a very small lion standing between the two, on domed base moulded with leaves, scales and scrolls
9in. (22.9cm.) high
With D.M. & P. Manheim Antiques Corp., New York
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Manheim, pl. no. 11
See Oliver, p. 37, fig. 41, for two similar groups attributed to Sherratt; also see Sharp, p. 172, for a group of similar composition with variant bocage and moulded base.
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