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.
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.