One dog has a chain and pendant, the other just as pendant. Firing holes may or may not be present in original dogs. What you see from the back is totally correct. I know, and so do lots of you. Admittedly, the photos made the damage to the bocage apparent. After drying, the pieces clay were removed from the mold and joined together C forming a smooth surfaced hollow clay figure ready for decorating.
Cats and rabbits, as well as exotic animals such as elephants, zebras and tigers are usually more valuable than Staffordshire dogs because they are harder to find, David notes. It was Queen Victoria that brought the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel to prominence. These spaniels became great favourites of the British monarchs. I can't afford your book right now to do the comparison you requested. The Duke of Cambridge, General Pelisser, General Fenwick Williams, General Henry Havelock and Field Marshal Sir Colin Campbell. Made to decorate fireplace mantels, most had unfinished backs. I hold Hartleys in high esteem and would hate a collector to make a mistake based on a well-intentioned but incorrect description.
So here they are, lest you don't fall into someone else's trap. Several early nineteenth century Staffordshire figures have been crudely copied in this way. If interested in Early Staffordshire figures only, please browse our separate Early Staffordshire Figures pages of pearlware and prattware. This example is in fantastic condition. The feet have painted black claws. The tree's branches are hollow so as to act as a vase for flower stems.
Just wonder if they would be worth anything. . By the 1940s, collectors had lost interest and prices plummeted. Currently the seller has a feedback rating of only 97. It stood in a corner, high up on the shelf, And keepit an ee on the best o' the delf. I have summarized below some tips which I think will be of value, but please remember, there are exceptions to all the rules. Aside from the things mentioned in this blog, we do not have any further advice.
I have written to the seller gallaiai but have had no response! Best of luck in your search! This figure on eBay item 151425791792 was not made anywhere near 1840 or even 1940. The seller was wildly enthusiastic. The dogs once again caught the attention of collectors in the 1980s and prices skyrocketed. Staffordshire potters never marked their figures. Or could the answer be all of the above? However, the figures that most people collect today were manufactured in factories during the Victorian period of the mid- and late 19th century.
I shall be writing to that seller tonight. The very few other tureen covers known to have survived the years carry a leopard , crocodile, horse and an elephant. Staffordshire Porcelain Get to know your antique porcelain collectibles by learning to recognise Staffordshire porcelain. The Inspiration What dog inspired the figurines? Other specific points and areas to inspect are: 1. The new Chinese Staffordshire is currently being offered by all the large reproduction importers as well as a number of general mail order catalogs.
The base coat is layered over with polka dots or brushed patches of rust, copper luster, or black. Whether collector, curator, decorator, or shopper looking for that special piece, we hope you enjoy discovering, exploring, and shopping our Victorian Staffordshire figures. With best wishes, Myrna Schkolne Hi Myrna! The shell has one or more holes where the slip was poured in and out double arrow, C-D. As reproductions have become better, though, some new pieces include both daubing and brush strokes so this is not a guarantee of age. Crazing in any pottery, Staffordshire or other kinds, is never a guarantee of age. Reproductions, on the other hand, are frequently identical matches because each is a result of modern mass production and uniform quality control. This was also about the same time the American market was opening, and many of the Staffordshire manufactories were producing porcelain directed at this new American market.
The ears and tail, also the collar and padlock are the same colour. We are not experts in Staffordshire Pottery, just come across it once in a while and know that it can be hard to verify. Two similar dogs can look quite different when side by side. He continues: I do not know the history of this piece only from what i have found from researching. Kent acquired old molds and reproduced figures in an earlier style, doing this from sometime after 1878 until 1962. Staffordshire potters make a wide variety of figures. All about there is an abundance of fruit and wildlife, with happy birds even on his hat and a merry squirrel.
The large areas of paint are different sizes, in different places and unequal in number on each. Myrna I will keep you posted, but as this is the second attempt to get the seller to kill this listing, I expect no success. She gathered her skirts and ran up to her room to give Dash his bath. Current reproductions can have holes as large as a quarter. The new gold on the padlock in Fig.
Provenance; old Oliver Sutton label to the underside. Although I know nothing about Stanfordshire who does? I haven't had a response yet, so I have tried info to see if anyone is listening. Streaks in originals, when used, are a deliberate attempt to enhance decorative effects such as grass, animals' fur or some other particular feature. Fresh pieces are added weekly, so please visit often. This figure is in perfect condition with no damage, repairs or restoration. It is further emphasized by rubbing in dark pigments to give the lines their characteristic black appearance. Handling authentic Staffordshire figures will help you guage.