Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Staffordshire Pearlware Bocage Tythe Pig Group

pre-Victorian, circa 1820. 7.7ins high, 7.1ins wide, 3.9ins depth. Staffordshire Pottery pearlware bocage group with a religious theme which features a vicar and two parishioners with a baby standing before a bocage tree. On the ground are two small pigs, bundles of crops and a basket of eggs, resting on a shaped base.

Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse.

Vent hole to the underside.

This piece represents the centuries old practice of tithing, or giving 1/10 of your produce to the church.

Condition

CONDITION: Good.

Under rim chip not visible when sat on a surface.

Small flake to vicar's jacket and two parishioner's green jacket.

KILN EFFECTS: shrinkage crack to the base edge.

RESTORATION. Overpainted chip to one missing bocage leaf.

One leaf remodelled.


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