Ralph Wood Staffordshire Pearlware Pair of Large Figure Groups, "Liberty & Matrimony" & "The Flute Player".

18th Century Staffordshire Pearlware Pair of Large Figure Groups,
"Liberty & Matrimony" & "The Flute Player",
Probably By Enoch Wood or Ralph Wood Jr.,
Circa 1790-1800.


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. Illustrated "Ralph Wood Pottery: Mr. Frank Partridge's Collection", # 150.

One with a 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 birdcage.
(Object # 2002.0030.057.002)

Dealer Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc.
Date: 1780-1800
Origin England
Artist/Maker Ralph Wood
Measurements Dimensions: 10 7/8 inches high x 10 2/3 inches wide x 6 1/4 inches.
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://vandekar.com
Price 7500
Contact Paul Vandekar, 212-308-2022 or  info@vandekar.com

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