Early Staffordshire figure, ‘Widow of Sarepta’, Ralph Wood c. 1790
Early Staffordshire figure of the ‘Widow of Sarepta’, modelled seated on a rocky mound, her left hand on a barrel, her right clasping a bundle of sticks, her son at her side assisting with more sticks, the tall ewer to one side, the whole colourfully enamelled, on a square plinth base titled ‘Widow of Sarepta’.
Ralph Wood c. 1790
some small restorations inc. ewer top, bocage lost
Ralph Wood made an early version of this figure, which was copied by a multitude of later potters. This example conforms to the verified Ralph Wood details of moulding, colour palette, and occasional marked piece with his model number ‘170’.
ref. Myrna Schkolne’s excellent site on Early Staffordshire Pottery –