The Knife Grinder


Stock No: 001414


Height:  10.5 Inches / 27 cm


Reference: Harding Book 3, Page 203, Fig a2191A


Price: £550.00


A very rare and unusual Victorian Staffordshire figure of a street working man standing at a portable grinding wheel. The man is working on a knife held in both hands that is pressed against the grinding stone, a barrel of water above, wearing a plumed hat, neckerchief, shirt, jacket, leather apron, and breeches. This figure represents the day to day labours of a Victorian gentleman happy at work. The source to this figure is after a painting by David Teniers the Younger, 1610-1690, painted in Antwerp and titled ‘The Grinder’. The figure is in mint perfect condition having no damage, repairs, or restoration. It was made in Staffordshire c1860.



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