Another sighting is this pearlware hairdresser group, offered at $1900. Described as English Pearlware Figure Group, c. 1790-1810. Rare "Hair Dresser." Excellent condition. Minor restored chips.
Lest you think 'issues' are confined to bocages, coming up at auction at Chorley's UK on Jan 21 is this uncharming pair. Descrbed as A pair of Staffordshire Ralph Wood type figures, Elijah and the Widow, each seated by a flower encrusted tree, raised on marbled bases