Staffordshire spill vase with a religious theme which features Joseph leading a donkey carrying Mary and the baby Jesus, stood on an oblong base. Multi-coloured version. Dull gilt embellishment. Flatback, decorated mainly to the front. This piece represents This figure represents the flight to Egypt, and is based on a similar pre-Victorian figure. Book reference,’Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875′ Book 2, by A.& N. Harding, page 34, figure 1743.