Pair Staffordshire bocage Flight.. & Return.. Figures - For Sale

Pair Staffordshire bocage Flight.. & Return.. Figures
Price: $2675.00
Pre-Victorian, circa 1820 Pair Staffordshire Pearlware bocage figures, one depicting the flight of the holy family into Egypt, the other depicting their return to Israel. ''Flight'' is modeled as Mary sat on a donkey, holding the baby Jesus in her arms, and accompanied by Joseph. ''Return'' is modeled as Mary sat on a donkey, holding a slightly older Jesus, and accompanied by Joseph who has a walking stick. Flowering bocage trees behind. Oval scroll bases. Shredded clay to the ground. Decorated all round. Two vent holes to underside. Similar piece illustrated figure page 256, ''English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840'' by Pat Halfpenny. Good. Flight: Minor paint losses to reverse of tree. Kiln effects: shrinkage line to Joseph''s neck; touch mark to the donkey''s tail; stray green enamel to Joseph''s nose. Repairs to the reins and the donkey''s front left leg. Return: Very minor paint losses to the ground. Kiln effects: shrinkage line under Mary''s chin; two fine shrinkage hairlines to the base edge. Restoration of the donkey''s front right leg and ear. Restoration of Joseph''s left arm. Repairs to stick, feet, three donkeys legs, one branch of bocage and Jesus'' neck. 7.5ins high

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