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Staffordshire prattware pottery figure of a performing horse on base.

Reference: 8905

Dated: 1790 to 1800 Staffordshire England

A male figure lies prostrate underneath the prancing legs of the horse. The group is modeled on an oblong plinth base with accanthus leaf motifs in relief. This vibrant figure is decorated in underglaze Pratt colors and is the only example known extant. This piece is the front cover illustration on Pat Halfpenny's reference work English Ceramic Figures 1740-1840.

Dimensions: 8.75 inch high

Medium: earthenware pottery ceramic prattware

Current Condition Restored, ears, tail, two front legs of the horse, leg of the male figure and stress line at tree trunk at the underbelly of the horse, chip at base.

Provenance: Rockefeller Collection New York

Literature: page 121 Pat Halfpenny's reference work English Ceramic Figures 1740-1840 and illustrated on the front cover.


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