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Saint Peter (William Absolon)


Stock No: 002132


Height: 7.75 Inches / 20 cm


Reference: Myrna Schkolne Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Vol 2, Page 238, Fig 105.22


A fine lead-glazed pearlware figure of St Peter on a square platform with two tone coloured base edge. Peter kneels with both hands clasped together, a cockerel to his right side, he wears a long robe tied at the waist with a belt. This example is attributed to the decorator William Absolon who was known to have decorated several other examples all with very similar characteristics using a selection of overglaze enamel colours. Other known examples, some of which have been signed to the underside, include a set of the Elements, namely a figure of ‘Water,’ ‘Earth,’ and ‘Air’, all are illustrated in Myrna’s fine volumes 2 and 4. This Saint Peter has a professional restoration to the cockerel’s tail feathers and beak, no other damage, repairs, or restoration, it is the actual figure used as the illustration in Myrna’s book. Decorated at his premises in Yarmouth, England c1790.


Provenance: From the collection of the late Malcolm Hodkinson.