Large figural group of white earthenware and highlighted sparsely with bright enamels modeled in the manner of 18th-century Staffordshire figures of a bride and groom with a flower girl and ring bearer, the bride is pregnant and holds a large bouquet at waist height, the groom holds a hat in his right hand, the young boy blows his nose on the bride's veil, behind the couple is a tree with flowering branches and on the reverse are animals such as a squirrel, a bird's nest with three chicks and a mother bird, and a rabbit amongst the foliage; incised in the trunk of the tree are two hearts with an arrow through them and the initials of Josiah Wedgwood V and others who contributed to the production of the piece.

Bridal Group

Designed by Arnold Machin, Wedgwood

1943