Staffordshire Pearlware Double Removable Deer Park Spill Vase Group,
This remarkable and rare large pearlware group is particularly rare with the deer being removable being placed into insets on the oval base.
The group depicts two large figures of a stag and doe facing each other either side of the central tree trunk spill vase with a small lamb below.
12 1/4 inches high x 16 3/4 inches x 5 inches deep
The removable stag: 8 inches high x 5 3/4 inches wide x 3 inches deep
Removable doe: 6 1/2 inches high x 5 1/2 inches x 3 inches deep.
Provenance: Alistair Samson, London (Old sales label where it is called Walton).
Reference: People, Passions, Pastimes, and Pleasures: Staffordshire Figures 1810-1835, Myrna Schkolne, Page 211, for a similar group from the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK.
Holding the Past, The William Herbert and Nancy Hunt Collection of Early English Pottery Figures, Myrna Schkolne, Page 193, #176 for the same figure; 165, #148 for a group with removable sitting sheep attributed to Enoch Wood.
Also a very similar group was sold at Doyle New York, Important English and Continental Furniture & Decorations, January 23 and 24, 2008, Lot 1410-Staffordshire Earthenware Deer Group Spill Vase Early 19th century- Depicting a shepherd playing a horn and seated at the base of a tree-form vase flanked by deer, on a molded oval base. Height 10 inches (25.4 cm), width 15 inches (38 cm).
Sold to a buyer from New York for $17,500.