Dated: 1785 Burslem Staffordshire England UK
The pair comprise a girl holding flowers and a figure in classical Greek attire holding a lyre and modeled standing on a canted square base with a garland of flowers and leaves. Ralph Wood 's figures are instantly recognizable with their distinctive modeling, colored glaze, and dry unglazed body under the bases.
He is acclaimed as one of the significant potters of the 18th century, along with Whieldon, Greatbach, and Wedgwood. The figure of a boy is illustrated in the Frank Partridge Ralph Wood Collection catalog reference 116, which has an identical base.
Dimensions: 6.5 inches high
Current Condition: Unrestored with only minor historical wear related to age.
Provenance: Previously with Seidenberg New York USA
Literature: Ralph Wood The Frank Partridge Collection