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Staffordshire Pearlware Mark Antony Figure

pre-Victorian, circa 1820. 7.5ins high, 12.4ins wide, 3.9ins depth. Staffordshire Pottery pearlware figure with a theatrical

and literary theme which features Mark Antony, recumbent on a shaped base.

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

Open bottomed.

This piece represents the character Antony in the play 'Antony and Cleopatra' by William Shakespeare. It is based on real events of ancient times

a tragedy and also a story of passionate love. It tells the story of an affair between Mark Antony,

one of the three who rule Rome after the assassination of Julius Caesar, and Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt.

Condition

CONDITION: Good. No restoration.

Two small chips to lower base edge.

Some small flakes to base edge,

hands,

feet

and face.

Slight wear to silver lustre of tunic.


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