pre-Victorian, circa 1830. 9.1ins high, 8.3ins wide, 4.5ins depth. Staffordshire Pottery pearlware spill vase which features a scene of a vicar and two parishioners
standing in front of a tree. The lady is holding a baby in her arms, stood on an oval base.
Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse.
This piece represents the centuries old practice of tithing, or giving 1/10 of your produce to the church.
CONDITION: Generally good.
Chips to flowers on base.
Small flakes to lady's bonnet
and rim of left spill branch.
KILN EFFECTS: tiny glaze pops to the vicar's robe and hat.
RESTORATION. Retouching to baby's head;
retouching to pig;
retouching to black on vicar;
retouched paint losses to ground.
Three filled chips to rims of spills.