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Provenance: Leslie Joseph collection no. MP1. Consigned to auction by Sir Leslie Joseph's family
Comments: handle broken and restored. Rim restored
Auctioneer's Note: George Wombwell's Menagerie began travelling around Britain in about 1807. The arrival of a travelling menagerie to a town would have caused great excitement, as it would have been a rare chance for people to see live wild animals. Wombwell was so successful that by his death in 1850, there were three different menageries on tour at any one time. His family continued the business and the last of the Wombwell menagaries closed in 1884. Cf. Pat Halfpenny, English Earthenware Figures, 1740-1840 (Suffolk, 1991), p. 236, pl. 69 and p. 274, for examples of Wombwell's menagerie groups.
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