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English Staffordshire pottery pearlware bocage figures of Doctor Syntax the cartoon character.Early 19th century period.

Reference: 1542

Dated: c. 1815 Staffordshire England

A rare trio of Staffordshire pottery figures representing the exploits of Doctor Syntax, Syntax arriving at Calais, playing the violin and tied to a tree after been robbed by a highway man.
The figures are amusingly modelled and have a a very decorative bocage feature.
The base of each figure is impressed DR.SYNTAX which is picked out in black enamel.
A rare discovery for such a group of figures which have remained together for 200 years.

Dimensions: 6.00 inch high

Medium: Staffordshire pottery pearlware bocage earthenware ceramic

Current Condition Some excellent professional restoration to leg of the Doctor tied to a tree and some minor repairs.

Literature: Myrna Schkolne in her book People,Passions,Pastimes and Pleasures,Staffordshire Figures 1810-35 devotes an entire chapter 19 to figures relating to the popular Doctor Syntax.


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