21 January 2003
A PAIR OF STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE MILKING GROUPS
Of Pratt-type, modelled as a milkmaid or a farmer standing before a cow, a calf at their feet, on sponged bases
7in. (17.5cm.) wide (2)
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Manheim, pl. no. 79
See Lewis, p. 85 - 90, for similarly decorated milkmaid and cowherd groups.
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