Shylock

 

Stock No: 001641

 

Height: 9.25 Inches / 23.5 cm

 

Reference: Harding Book 1, Page 289, Fig 1059

 

Price: POA

 

A large and very rare figure of Shylock standing on a titled circular base with black indented capitals, wearing a long black ermine lined coat his right arm holding a staff and his left arm close to his chest. Well coloured and modelled and in very good condition. The source that inspired the potters to make this and other William Shakespeare characters come from a set of prints made by John Tallis, this particular engraving is inscribed ‘Mr . Macready as Shylock, Merchant of Venice, Act 1, scene 3.’ see illustration.  A very rare figure to find, this piece has a professional invisible restoration to the middle part of the staff.  Made in Staffordshire, England c1852 by the Thomas Parr potter, maker of some of the finest figures to come out of the potteries at this time.