Compton Pottery cobra cherub sundial

Code: 10701    

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A rare terracotta Compton Potters Arts Guild sun dial, known as the “Cobra Sun Dial”; illustrated in their catalogues at the time; this version surmounted with the separate Compton cherub sundial. The Cobra Sun Dial was available with or without a carved motto; this one is with the carved inscribed motto “gud valsigne dig”;
Swedish for God  Bless You.
A plain grey, lacking carving/motto example is in the collection of the Watts Gallery in Compton, Surrey.
Overall combined height: 46”; base 12” square.
Column has been professionally restored.
Compton Pottery cobra cherub sundial
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