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Robinson Crusoe seems to be in a somewhat precarious position pushing his makeshift&n...
Robinson Crusoe seems to be in a somewhat precarious position pushing his makeshift raft toward land while trying to keep it from dumping its cargo into the water. The view is one of a series of "Robinson Crusoe" views by Bailey and Ball. The view is executed in black transfer with blue, green, yellow and red enamel highlights seemingly daubed on at random. Bailey and Ball's elaborate blank is decorated with three concentric borders of molded pattern separated by two bands of molded beading highlighted in bright green.
|Dimensions:||Diameter 5 3/4 in.|
|Condition:||Small nicks on two points, visible on underside
We only know Bailey & Ball (of Longton, Staffordshire) from the 1847 registration of&n...
We only know Bailey & Ball (of Longton, Staffordshire) from the 1847 registration of their elaborate plate shape.
The center scene is one of around fifteen Crusoe views offered by Bailey and Ball. It comes from J.J. Grandville's illustrations for the 1840 French edition of the Robinson Crusoe tale. Additional information on the Robinson Crusoe subject and its use by Bailey and Ball as well as Brownhills can be accessed through the Seekers Journal, Featured Item -- February 2012.