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Roger Giles (Pearlware)

 

Stock No: 002007

 

Height: 4.75 Inches / 12 cm

 

Reference: Myrna Schkolne Staffordshire Figures 1780-1840 Vol 4, Page 70, Fig 151.4

 

A rare early Pearlware figure of Roger Giles showing his bare backside. This diminutive politically incorrect and comical pottery figure shows Roger Giles in a “squatting” position while standing on a tasselled cushion, it is very well decorated in overglaze enamel colours. The model is made in the form of a pounce or pepper pot with holes pierced into the hat, a hole in his backside for filling, the vessel would once have held a small cork. Roger Giles was a Devonshire jack-of-all-trades who supposedly advertised on a signboard to sell his fresh eggs, newly laid by him every day. Please read the rambling grammatical disaster !! This example has minor chips professionally restored at the hat and a hairline to the ankles, it dates to c1820.