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Staffordshire Pearlware Pair of Large Candlestick Figure Groups,

Staffordshire Pearlware Pair of Large Candlestick Figure Groups,

"Liberty & Matrimony" & "The Flute Player",

Probably By Enoch Wood or Ralph Wood Jr.,

Circa 1790-1800.

(Ref: NY9110-iarr)

Each pearlware figural group depicts a young man and woman on a moss covered rock with a stream cascading down between them.  

One group depicts a young man holding a large bird cage on his right knee with his female companion holding a bird from the cage on her left hand.  In her other hand she holds a posy of flowers.  On the base, a lamb drinks from the stream, while a swan sits nearby.

The other figure depicts a shepherd with a pipe to his mouth and his dog sitting by his legs while his female companion listens to his playing by his side.  A sheep and a goat lie at their feet.

Provenance: Frank Partridge Collection, no. 150.

One with label 'Frank Partridge Collection No. 150/pr', each with paper rondel' SP 13 1/2, and '...2/2'

Reference: See Winterthur Museum for a similar group with the bird cage.

(Object # 2002.0030.057.002)


For Shepherd & Shephess figure see Manheim, pl. no. 34 & Oliver, p. 9, fig. 6, for a Ra. Wood example, circa 1775.

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