21 January 2003
A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE MANTEL ORNAMENT
Of Sherratt-type, modelled as an arched pediment centering a still clock flanked by a sun and moon above an inscription 'Prepare to Meet Thy God', flanked by figures, the rectangular table base moulded with floral swags above ridged bracket feet
10in. (25.4cm.) high
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See Oliver, p. 39, fig. 44.
It has been speculated that Sherratt had a market in Northern Ireland or perhaps Liverpool as the emblems represented here appear to be those of the Orange Order.
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