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Staffordshire pottery figure Bull Baiting, English pearlware antique period early 19th century

Reference: 6721

Dated: c. 1815 Staffordshire England

A fine example of a Staffordshire pottery pearlware bull baiting group from the early 19th century period.
This figure is well modelled and decorated in good enamels.
Bull baiting was a barbaric rural sport but surpringly the related figures produced by the Staffordshire potters are among the best produced by them. They encapsulate many of the iconic features of pottery from the early 19th century and provide a glimpse into the past of rural England.

Dimensions: 11.00 inch wide 9.00 inch high 5.50 inch deep

Medium: pearlware staffordshire pottery earthenware ceramic

Current Condition Some restored horns,hands/stick/hat,rope and minor enamels re-touched

Literature: Myrna Schkolne chapter 13 People, Passions, Pastimes and Pleasures.
and in the newly published Staffordshire Figures 1780-1840 Volume 2 Chapter 83 Bull Baiting figure reference 83.2 page 129.

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