Details
ATTRIBUTED TO ROBERT TOWN (ACTIVE IN WIGAN, 1756-1767), MID-18TH CENTURY
Queen Elizabeth I
cannel coal bust; on integral circular socle
13 in. (33 cm.) high

Provenance
The late Eila Grahame (1935-2009).
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This ornamental bust is made from 'Parrot' coal, another name for cannel coal, a corruption of candle coal, which refers to the chattering noise it makes as it burns.

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