Verdi Art & Antiques

19th Century Staffordshire "Welsh (welch) Tailor's Wife" Figure

Ref: 10637
£125
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Offered for sale is an early 19th Century, Staffordshire figure depicting the Welsh (welch) tailor's wife modelled riding a goat carrying her three children. Thought to be the work of the Sherratt family of Burslem Staffs. Obadiah Sherratt specialised in figures and toys. He was succeeded by his wife Martha and then by their son Hamlet. The models of the tailor and his wife are after Derby figures, first made by the Derby factory in 1760 and copied from the Meissen figures that Kaendler and Eberlein modelled circa 1740. Supposedly inspired by a real incident. Count Heinrich von Bruhl (1700-1730) was Prime Minister of Saxony and Director of Meissen from 1735. A profligate dandy, he offered his tailor a reward of his choosing for meeting a deadline. The tailor chose to attend a court banquet. This request was considered ridiculous, so instead porcelain forms of the tailor and his wife were placed as table decorations on the count's banquet table. “Welsh” in the figure’s title results from incorrect translation of Meissen’s title of the figure “Ein Schneider welcher auf einem Ziegenbock reutet” (A Tailor who rides a goat…). So more correctly, this figure should be entitled "the Welch tailor's wife."
Measurements IconMeasurements
Height:
130 mm
Width:
100 mm
Condition IconCondition
As one would expect for an item of this age (around 200 years) there is extensive crazing but is in exceptionally good condition.(see photo's)
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