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Staffordshire white salt-glazed stoneware mask-moulded wall pocket
Circa 1760-65
Press-moulded with a female head emerging from foliage.
Length:10 in.
25.4 cm
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Catalogue Note

A similar example with a longer foliate scroll at the lower end is illustrated in Arnold R. Mountford, The Illustrated Guide to Staffordshire Salt-Glazed Stoneware, p. 155 (right). David Barker and Pat Halfpenny also illustrate in Unearthing Staffordshire, p. 64, cat. no. 45, a white salt-glazed stoneware block mould of this form together with a cream-colored earthenware example and three shards recovered from the excavations at Fenton Vivian, the site of Thomas Whieldon's pottery. Barker and Halfpenny "tentatively" attribute the colored earthenware example to Thomas Whieldon; but do not attribute the saltglaze block mould to a particular pottery. 

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