A most attractive and well coloured Mid 19th Century Antique English Victorian Staffordshire Pottery Spill Vase Figure Group, "Band of Hope" ~ H 1790. Comprising a woman standing upon an oval base, holding a shield emblazoned with a Cross in her left hand, the hand of a small boy in her right, with the title in raised gilt capitals. The boy stands by her right side, holding a flag above his head, the spill vase forming a tree trunk to her left, a snake entwined around it. The Band of Hope was founded in Leeds in 1847, it's title being suggested by the Reverend Jabez Tunnicliffe, a prominent Leeds temperance worker, as a temperance organisation for working-class children who had taken the pledge. From this original foundation, a national organisation was formed in 1855. Height ~ 34.90 cm. / 13.75 inches ~ Width ~ 22.80 cm. / 9.00 inches ~ Depth ~ 7.60 cm. / 3.00 inches ~ Year ~ Circa 1855. ~ Ref. AEVSPSVFGBOHH1790-38
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