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A Capital Joke
A Capital Joke
A Capital Joke
A Capital Joke
A Capital Joke
A Capital Joke
A Capital Joke

Photo credit: Preston Park Museum & Grounds

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The scene depicts two men of religion sitting and enjoying a joke. One of the men is sitting on a stool while the other is in an armed chair. At the back is a table with a cup of tea and possibly a snuff box. This sculpture was reproduced in Parian ware around 1880–1890 by (at least) three factories: Caspar Hennecke & Co., Silber & Fleming, and Robinson and Leadbeater. All three firms reproduced works by others; sometimes they record the source of their design (i.

Preston Park Museum & Grounds





Parian ware


H 24 x W 20 x D 31 cm

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Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, Tees Valley TS18 3RH England

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