Staffordshire pearlware group, the Drunk Parson, 20th century
Staffordshire pearlware group, the Drunk Parson, showing a gent in a Parson’s costume clutching a bottle & glass, being assisted along by a servant in a brown cloak, on a grassy mound with a rococo moulded front element picked out in puce.
In the early 19th century style, but probably William Kent of Burslem,
mid 20th century
arm repaired, lantern missing
23cm high, 18cm wide
THis figure was originally produced in the early 19th century; however, this example has several indications of a later production - heavy body, blue tinge to glaze, unusual colour palette, and the scrolls to the base. In Halfpenny’s ‘English Earthenware Figures’ p 284 he illustrates a page from a 1955 William Kent catalogue, which clearly shows this exact figure in production.