A Staffordshire Obadiah Sherrat bull baiting group.

The powerful beast with lowered head harassed by bulldogs, one with grey and black spots and a yellow collar attacking his head, while its similarly modelled companion marked with yellow spots and collar is tossed upon the bull’s shoulders, the bull with bold russet markings is tied by a thick grey rope about it’s neck, a stout showman wearing a dark russet jacket, pale grey breeches, flowered waistcoat, black hat and shoes, stands with both arms raised enthusiastically beside the animal’s hind quarters with whip (now missing) in his right hand; the group is supported on a green rectangular dais with a wavy edged apron moulded and enamelled with a frieze of flowers and applied with two small oval plaques inscribed ‘Bull-Beating’ (sic) and ‘Now Captin Lad’, the entire assembly raised on bracket feet, 26cm by 38cm.

 

REFERENCE: CER0743

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