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A Boy Feeding Chicken
Stock No: 000910
Height: 5 Inches / 13 cm
Reference: Myrna Schkolne Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Vol 3, Page 34, Fig 114.22
A small pearlware figure showing a rural scene, a seated young boy is feeding a beautifully coloured farmyard chicken. The farm labourer is wearing a shirt, jacket, and breeches, his left arm is positioned around the chicken, his right-hand holds some grain to feed the bird which he has taken from his upturned hat at his feet. The hat has been used as a holding bowl for the grain. This piece is full of bright overglaze enamel colour decoration and quite charming, a reminiscent glimpse from a rural scene of a bygone time. The original bocage has been lost at some time but the tree stump has been sympathetically repaired.