Vicar and Moses faience figurine - Desvres circa 1885

Vicar and Moses faience figurine produced by Desvres circa 1885. The inspiration for this figure was a Hogarth's engraving of "The Sleeping Congregation" published first in 1736. In an era when the clergy was notoriously lazy the figure group appealed because it shows the vicar nodding of to sleep in his pulpit while the clerk Moses delivers the sermon. The mark is the intertwined initials JA for Jenevier Alizier.

Maker:

Desvres

France

circa 1885

Model:

Faience

Height:

large

Vicar and Moses faience figurine - Desvres circa 1885
Vicar and Moses faience figurine - Desvres circa 1885
Vicar and Moses faience figurine - Desvres circa 1885
Vicar and Moses faience figurine - Desvres circa 1885
Vicar and Moses faience figurine - Desvres circa 1885
Vicar and Moses faience figurine - Desvres circa 1885
Vicar and Moses faience figurine - Desvres circa 1885