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 Mirth and Mayhem: Staffordshire Figures 1810-1835

Mirth and Mayhem: Staffordshire Figures 1810-1835

Mint Museum RANDOLPH Nov 18 2006-Apr 29 2007   /  This exhibition is from a private collection from Winston-Salem, and continues the story of one phase of English pottery into the nineteenth century.

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About The Exhibition

Around 1810, Staffordshire's figure potters discarded classical design influences and instead looked at their surroundings for inspiration. In the next 25 years, they potted remarkably detailed clay vignettes of everyday life that divulge a wealth of astonishing information about life in those days. Delving into the events depicted in even seemingly mundane Staffordshire figures of this period never fails to surprise, as each tells an amazing story. In most cases, the identity of the individual potters is unknown. Most of the figures were made by small potteries. This exhibition is from the private collection of Myrna and Benzion Schkolne from Winston-Salem, and continues the story of one phase of English pottery into the nineteenth century.

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