A Delightful Pearlware Chimney Sweep
Stock No: 001265
Height: 7 Inches / 18 cm
Reference: Myrna Schkolne Staffordshire Figures 1780-1840, Volume 1, Page 247, Fig 29.49
A very good early pearlware figure of a Chimney sweep c1820. Here a young man stands with a flat cap in dirty clothes with his arms crossed as if to keep warm, wearing overcoat, baggy shirt and trousers, a bag of soot to his side, a brush and scraper at his feet. This figure was first manufactured to represent winter and was adapted to portray several different subjects. Examples with marks to the base “5”, “6” or “74” have been attributed to Ralph Wood. This is the finest example of a soot boy I have come across, it is in superb condition, the face is just perfect.
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