manufacturer: unknown

circa 1850-circa 1860
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vase, spill, bridge, fox, swan and rabbit. Aesop's fables? Large well modelled and decorated figure group comprising of a tree and branches, a fence and an arched bridge over a stream. At the top of the tree is a flared, petalled "flower" which forms a vase. A fox lies prone at the fence above the bridge awaiting the appearance of a white swan which is swimming beneath; below the fox to the left is a rabbit crouched in a hollow. Enamels include green, brown, blue, black, pink and grey and a gold line decorates the front of the base. It is believed that the group relates to one of Aesop's fables.
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manufacturer: unknown
Production place
Staffordshire potteries district, Staffordshire, England
Production date
circa 1850-circa 1860
Media description
earthenware, glazed
310 x 80 x 190 mm
Credit line
Foundation Collection, 1989
Project credit line
This digital record has been made available on TJC Collection Online through a significant donation from the OPENING DOORS fund, the generous support of The Friends of The Johnston Collection, and Digitisation Champion Christine Bell
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