Staffordshire pottery plaque. , Silvanus, c. 1820.

August 28, 2019 2:15 pm Published by

Staffordshire pottery plaque, c. 1820. The circular plaque, moulded with a scene of Silvanus and a dog, in a tree lined field, watching over a flock of sheep, and a swan. Painted in enamels, beneath a pearlware glaze. Within a moulded frame, and having a moulded bow for suspension.
Diameter – 11 cm, 4 2/8”.
Condition – Repair to chip to bottom of frame.
In Roman mythology, Silvanus was a god watching over woods and fields. He was also a protector of flocks, warding off wolves.

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