Originally known as the Ketton Ox when first exhibited in 1799, the Durham Ox was famed for his massive size of nearly 3,800 lbs.
"Durham Ox With John Day" by an unknown maker is found on a Circa 1820, 21 inch by 17 inch platter. It was copied from an engraving by T. Whessell after a painting by T. Boultbec. The Durham Ox is found only on this platter and the 10" plate and soup plate.
The rest of the series portrays rural scenes with cows and cowmen comprising 9 scenes total. The pieces are all unmarked.
Unusual trefoil dish and quatrefoil dish from the series.
The Durham Ox pieces all command steep prices ranging from about $700-$7000. So yes, it's safe to assume that I don't have any of them in my collection. =)
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