Bear and Ragged Staff
matching arms: Warwick
notes: There are numerous
variants of this model, differing in the colouring of the bear, of the bear's
harness and chain, and of the base. The version in which the whole model is
white and glazed is the only version to carry a coat of arms, and this is
placed on a shield affixed to the base of the staff. This shield is not
present on the other variants. The inscription is impressed into the top
surface of the base on all variants. Some models, particularly those without
a coat of arms, carry the additional printed inscription "Copyright. Pub. as
act directs (see 54 Geo III, c. 56) W.H. Goss Stoke-on-Trent 7 May 1898" on
the underside of the base.
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