A good quality pair of early 19th century theatrical figures of ‘Jobson & Nell’, decorated with overglaze enamel colours and with simulated marble bases.
Circa: 1810 – 1820
* Who are Jobson and Nell? Jobson is a lowly cobbler and Nell is his sweet wife. They starred in The Devil to Pay or, The Wives Metamorphos’d, a
ballad farce first performed in 1731. Revivals were popular on the English stage into the nineteenth century. A performance was staged at Covent Garden as late as 1828, and even children’s books drew from the theme and illustrated Jobson and Nell.
(Myrna Schkolne) read more at : http://www.mystaffordshirefigures.com/blog/jobson-and-nell
Height: 17.00cm (6.69 inches)
Condition: Very good. Slight glaze rub on Jobson’s nose. Minor glaze chips & wear. No restoration.
Stock ref: 15215/sbn-