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"Or" chimney ornament
  • England, United Kingdom
  • "Or" chimney ornament, 1870–1880
  • Where object was made: Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
  • earthenware
  • Object Height: 45.1 cm
    Object Height: 17 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1698
Label Text

Figure of a man in the costume of the period of Charles II. He is holding a spear. Beside him is a sitting dog and a stump-like hollow form with flaring neck, probably used for holding flowers. The figure is mostly white with touches of gold. Enamel decoration of peach tones on his face and legs, black hair, boots and spear handle, yellow gloves and orange-tan nose on the dog. The base has three cut-outs at the bottom with the letters "OR" in gold.