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Earthenware Figure of Dolly Pentreath, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

Earthenware Figure of Dolly Pentreath, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales


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Earthenware Figure of Dolly Pentreath, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

A standing figure of Dolly Pentreath carrying a basket of fish in a hod held to her head by a black band. Dating from the 19th century, the ceramic figure was manufactured in Swansea and measures 20.5 cm high. Dolly, or Dorothy, Pentreath (around 1692-1777) is considered by many people to be the last person to speak Cornish as a first language. Her memorial in Paul churchyard is inscribed Here lieth interred Dorothy Pentreath who died in 1777, said to have been the last person who conversed in the ancient Cornish. The regular language of this county from the earliest records till it expired in the eighteenth century in this Parish of Saint Paul

TRURI : 1919.1

Media ID 19649900

© RIC

Blue Brown Colourful Cornwall English Fish Fishing Pink White Woman Yellow


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