About the dealer
About the object
Dated: 1680 to 1700 Staffordshire England
The cradle is earthenware and slip decorated with flowers and other motifs; the canopy initialed in the slip with the letters E: G. The crib is slab made with a canopy and two rockers. It features two knobs on each side and two on the canopy bonnet.Cradles were symbols of fertility and often gifted at weddings or Christenings and were a popular feature from the 17th century to the mid 19th century in England. Variations were produced at numerous potteries, often bearing initials and sometimes dates. This rare example made in the 17th century, probably in Staffordshire.
Dimensions:6.75 inches high,9 inches wide
Current Condition: Restored at tail end and handle.There is a firing detail (original to the piece at time of manufacture) located at the joint of the canopy.
Literature: The Longridge Collection of English slipware and Delftware by Leslie B. Grigsby.The Earle Collection of Early Staffordshire Pottery.The Glaisher Collection in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge England