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Roger Giles (Prattware)

 

Stock No: 001774

 

Height: 4.5 Inches / 12 cm

 

Reference: Myrna Schkolne Staffordshire Figures 1780-1840 Vol 4, Page 70, Fig 151.7 (Similar)

 

A rare early Prattware figure of Roger Giles showing his bare backside. This diminutive politically incorrect and comical pottery figure shows Roger Giles in a “squatting” position and decorated in Prattware colours¬† The model is made in the form of a pounce or pepper pot with holes pierced into the hat, a hole in his back for filling the vessel would once have held a 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, it dates to c1800.