Huge Victorian Staffordshire Figure

Huge Victorian Staffordshire Figure

SKU: RJ00929
£65.00Price

Hundreds of pottery factories were set up in Staffordshire during the Victorian period, many of them producing crude 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 the kitchen to the bed chamber.

 

This is a huge example of a Staffordshire figure of a gentleman wearing a very fancy hat with plume and sporting gun boots, and a gun dog by his side. This figure was meant to impress and would have belonged to a family of average means.

 

It is generally in good condition, with a little paint loss, which is usually the case with Staffordshires of this age. There is a chip to the base at the back of the figure as shown in the photos.