What an endearing scene, this cradle that actually rocks, with its little occupant fast asleep. These charming objects are quite rare nowadays, but they must have been fairly common 200 years ago. It was probably a young girl’s toy, and shows some edge damage that suggests it was played with, but not too harshly. And, because there’s a small piece of clay loose on the inside, it can also be used as a rattle! The colors are bright and reminiscent of Pratt wares. Other than the obvious wear shown in the photos, it has stood the test of time well. It is only three and three-quarter inches from stem to stern. There is a chip at the foot on the rim and one on the hood.

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Early 19thc Staffordshire or Yorkshire Figure of a Cradle with a Sleeping Child in Pratt Style Colors


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