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Staffordshire pearlware pottery metarmorphose Ryton cup circa 1800 England

Reference: 7352

Dated: c. 1800 Staffordshire England

An amusing satirical anti-catholic Staffordshire pearlware pottery metarmorphose stirrup or Ryton cup made in early 19th century. The cup has reversible heads of the Pope and the Devil. The Pope is shown wearing his triple crown headgear and the Devil is shown grinning widely.A similar example is located in the Willett Collection in the Brighton Pavilion Museum with the inscription on the inner rim "While Pope absolves/ the Devil smiles".

Dimensions: 3.50 inch wide 7.00 inch high 3.50 inch deep

Medium: staffordshire pottery pearlware ceramic earthenware

Current Condition Cross restored on bishops headgear.

Literature: Page 172 A Potted History (the Henry Willett Collection) Author Stella Beddoe published by ACC Art Books of Woodbridge Suffolk England.

Price: gbp 1150.00 (Pound Sterling)
USD 1509.95 (US Dollars)

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