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Antique silver luster Bailey and Batkin Perdifume made in circa 1824 Staffordshire

Reference: 6592

Dated: c. 1824 Longton Staffordshire England

Very rare large scale antique pottery Perdifume by Bailey and Batkin of Longton Staffordshire.
This unusual and rather unique piece is decorated in silver lustre with a lion seated on the top of the orb.Various models were produced and this example is the largest, most imposing and rarest version. The oval patent seal mark, the Royal Coat of arms and the lion perched on top of the globe are interesting features, the conical base is the real triumph which adds stature and sculptural quality to the piece.One of the rarest and most unusual objects produced in silver lusterware.

This device with the rather exotic name Perdifume was invented for the purpose of catching the fumes from gas lights. A hole through the lions body allows the perdifume to be hung from the ceiling over the gas light. The patent for the design was taken out in 1824 by Bailey and Batkin.
The decorative aspect of the perdifume is inspired by the Royal Orb which forms part of the coronation ceremony for British royalty.

Dimensions: 6.25 inch wide 14.00 inch high 6.25 inch deep

Medium: silver lustre luster pottery earthenware ceramic

Current Condition Exceptional


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