Shakespeare's Font, Stratford on Avon
inscription: Model of font
in which Shakespeare was baptized.
matching arms: Stratford
on Avon; Shakespeare's Arms; Arms of Shakespeare's Church,
Stratford on Avon
notes: The inscription
is found in Gothic script round the inside of the bowl. The model itself
faithfully reproduces the damaged condition of the font. It is usually found
matching arms because the model was only available from the Stratford
on Avon agent up until around 1929.
In addition to the white unglazed form shown in the photograph, the model can be found in brown unglazed and in white glazed. However, the white glazed form is only known bearing the arms of Blackpool and is thought to have been produced especially for the Blackpool agent.
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