Monday, November 11, 2013

Stafforshire Menageries--Early 1800's

Polito's menagerie came in two sizes, achieved by putting the standard backplate onto varying base forms and modifying the cast of characters standing on the base

 The smallest at 8 1/2 in. high, rarest, and probably earliest earthenware form

Wombwell's large menagerie. An adaptation of the Polito's menagerie, with a change in titling.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The menagerie you describe as Wombwells large (middle picture) is a modern reproduction from the far east.