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Staffordshire pearlware pottery metarmorphose Ryton cup circa 1800 England - circa 1800 Staffordshire England

Width 3.50inch [8.89cm]
Height 7.00inch [17.78cm]
Depth 3.50inch [cm]
Medium staffordshire pottery pearlware ceramic earthenware
Literature Page 172 A Potted History (the Henry Willett Collection) Author Stella Beddoe published by ACC Art Books of Woodbridge Suffolk England.
Description An amusing satirical anti-catholic Staffordshire pearlware pottery metarmorphose stirrup or Ryton cup made in early 19th century. The cup has reversible heads of the Pope and the Devil. The Pope is shown wearing his triple crown headgear and the Devil is shown grinning widely.A similar example is located in the Willett Collection in the Brighton Pavilion Museum with the inscription on the inner rim "While Pope absolves/ the Devil smiles".
Condition Cross restored on bishops headgear.
gbp 1150.00 (Pound Sterling)
Stock Code 7352
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