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Antique Staffordshire pottery pearlware group with bold title Prepare to meet thy God, attributed to Obadiah Sherratt

Reference: 8644

Dated: c. 1815 to c. 1825 Staffordshire England

A rare version of the famous "Sherratt" PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD group made in the early 19th century. This group is modeled on a rainbow base. The group is adorned with Masonic symbols, and the message is a reminder of mankind's accountability and mortality. The two standing male figures, one carrying a bible and the other a sword are guarding the entrance to the Masonic Temple. The Archangel Gabriel sits over the clock holding a tablet with the legend "Time Flies" he is supported with two angels with outstretched wings on either side. The group is decorated in a very colorful and vibrant fashion and attracts the eye reinforcing the message in bold black capitals PREPARE TO MEET THY GOD. The reverse is sponged decorated in black, green and dark red.

Dimensions: 11.00 inch wide 11.00 inch high 3.25 inch deep

Medium: Staffordshire pottery earthenware ceramic pearlware

Current Condition Restored some angels wings and Gabriel.

Literature: Page 265 Chapter 110, Volume 2 Staffordshire Fiogures 1780-1840 by Myrna Schkolne

Price: gbp 3850.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 5055.05 (US Dollars)

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