Of rectangular form with canted corners painted with a full length male and female figure between panels of flower head and trellis.
The male figure is rather elongated and with a small head and possibly depicts an operatic castrato, these proportions are characteristic of such.
I am grateful to Margaret Macfarlane for the attribution to the Temple Backs Pottery.
Condition – Typical glaze chips.
Literature – Two other examples of the same form with the same figure of a standing man are in The Frank P. and Harriet C. Burnap Collection of English Pottery in the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery, Ross E. Taggart, Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, 1967, no 161, and in Englih Delftware Pottery in the Robert Hall Warren Collection, Ashmolean Museum Oxford, Anthony Ray, Faber&Faber Ltd., London, pl.52b
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