Staffordshire pearlware bocage group with a religious theme which features Abraham offering up Isaac, stood on a plinth base. The piece is titled, ‘GENESIS CHAP 22 ABRAHAM OFFERING UP ISAAC’ . Decorated ‘in the round’ – decoration to front and reverse. Vent holes to reverse and underside. This piece represents God commanding Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac. Abraham obeys without questioning. After Isaac is bound to an altar, the angel of God stops Abraham at the last minute, saying “now I know you fear God.” At this point Abraham sees a ram caught in some nearby bushes and sacrifices the ram instead. Book reference ,’English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840′ by Pat Halfpenny, page 228, figure 65.