A Delightful Pearlware Chimney Sweep

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A Delightful Pearlware Chimney Sweep

 

Stock No: 000567

 

Height: 7 Inches / 18 cm

 

Reference: Myrna Schkolne Staffordshire Figures 1780-1840, Volume 1, Page 247, Fig 29.49

 

A good early pearlware figure of a Chimney sweep c1820. Here a young man stands with a flat cap in dirty cloths with his arms crossed as if to keep warm, wearing overcoat, baggy shirt and trousers, a bag of soot to his side and brush 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.