A Large Victorian Staffordshire Spill holder figure of Sleeping Beauty
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 large figure depicting sleeping beauty and the wicked witch. The trunk behind them is hollow and would have been for holding spills ( long tapers to light a fire)
The overall condition is good, the figure has a slight rubbing to the paint on the cloak and some very tiny flea bite chips to the rim of the trunk.
Dimentions: 18cm x 11cm x 31cm