John Howard's web site prices items by letter categories A through E. This one should be price group P. P for priceless. I just love it.
Did you notice that our dandizette holds an umbrella while her gentleman carries a handbag? Male earthenware dandies sometimes have handbags because that was the fashion in the early 1800s. In those times, gentleman might wear loosely fitting trousers for casual wear, but formal wear mandated tightly fitting pantaloons or breeches. These garments had to fit SO snuggly that underwear was not worn lest it disturb fit! Pockets could not be tolerated for the same reason, so dandy gentlemen carried little handbags called 'reticules'--and we see these in earthenware dandies, and in the pair pictured here. The first manbag? There is no end to what I learn from Staffordshire pottery!