Staffordshire Figure of a Boy on Horse Back
Hundreds of pottery factories were set up in Staffordshire during the Victorian period, many of them producing crued colourful figures, sold to decorate the more humble households. In a dark cottage in winter they must have seemed so bright and joyful, their colours brightening any room they were displayed, from kitchen to bed chamber.
This is a charming figure of a boy on horseback, hand painted in bright colours. This would have been in a lower to middle income family.
The overall condition is good, their is a very fine hairline crack to the horses front leg, and some crazing to the glaze which is typical on Staffordshire figures.
Dimensions: 11cm x 17cm x 5cm