Huge Victorian Staffordshire Figure
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.