M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
 

 

GOOD STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE PIGEON FORM TUREEN AND COVER
England, c1815

 

 

 

The naturalistically modeled hooded pigeon with blue-painted feathers,

the head very slightly tilted to one side and the eye rims picked out in red,

roosting on a brown and green grassy nest, interwoven with colorful leaves and flora;

a very good example of its kind, with excellent detail and modeling

 

Ref:

A similar pair illustrated The Earle Collection of Early Staffordshire Pottery,

Major Cyril Earle, p.131, no. 111 &112.

 

Condition : Excellent with no repair or losses; wear consistent with age

 

5.75" High x 8" Long x 4" Wide

 

 Price : Please Inquire 

 

#6844

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since the 1800's, thousands of pigeons have resided year-round in downtown Memphis at 'Court Square'.

'Feeding the pigeons' has become a Memphis tradition when visiting the square, with its park and fountain.

Most Memphians recall their youthful pleasure of saving sandwich crusts to share with the rather 'expectant' birds.

Below are 1917 (bottom) and 1936 (top) photographs Memphians - both young and old - feeding our "Memphis pigeons" :  

 

 

Memphis Court Square, 1936, Feeding the Pigeons

 

Memphis Court Square, 1917, Feeding the Pigeons

 

 

 

 

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M. Ford Creech Antiques & Fine Arts / 581 South Perkins Road /  Memphis, TN 38117 / USA /  Wed.-Sat. 11-6, or by appointment

 


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Good Staffordshire Pearlware Pigeon Tureen and Cover, England, c1815