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The Rival chimney ornament
  • England, United Kingdom
  • The Rival chimney ornament, circa 1870–1880
  • Where object was made: Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • earthenware
  • Object Height: 29.8 cm
    Object Height: 11 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1676
Label Text

Two figures, one male and one female, are seated under a tree form, which is hollow. The woman holds a red-orange musical instrument. Another man stands partly behind the tree. There is a knife in his right hand. Mostly white with touches of peach, red-orange, black and gold. Touches of applied string like clay at their feet. The group is sitting on a mound which forms into an oval base with the raised words, "The Rival," in gold.