Dated: 1800 Mexborough Yorkshire
The Prattware pottery money box is in the form of a long case grandfather clock flanked by male and female gardener figures.
The boy wears a black hat, a maroon-colored jacket, a spotted waistcoat, and ochre breeches, and he leans wearily on a spade. The girl is modeled wearing a bonnet trimmed with orange, a blue speckled dress, and an ochre-colored apron.
She stands holding a watering can and basket of flowers. A dog rests at the front of the clock and sits on the green-topped base, which is sponge decorated around the rim with blue, black, and ochre in style associated with the Mexborough Pottery.
NOTE. Currently in stock is a similar piece from the same collection, providing an opportunity to acquire a duo to make an unusual decorative statement. Please enquire for a price on the two pieces together. (Image with this entry).
Dimensions: 8.5 inches high
Current Condition: Good condition
Provenance: With Jonathan Horne and Alistair Sampson. Retails paper label.
Literature: Prattware by John and Griselda Lewis.