of the Week on 06 December 2011
Pair Staffordshire leopard spill vases
Pair of Staffordshire spill vases which feature a leopard in front of a tree, stood on a rococo base. We think they have possibly been matched up together at some stage because they are of significantly different colouration. Multi-coloured version. Dull gilt base line. Decorated mainly to the front. Maker's marks painted to the underside. Book reference,'Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875' Book 3, by A.& N. Harding, page 273, figure a3005A/a3005B.. CONDITION: Right facing: Good. Slight rubbing to gilt. KILN EFFECTS: a piece of kiln detritus caught in the glaze to the interior of spill vase; fleck of stray ochre glaze to the front of the base. RESTORATION:Rebuilt branch to spill vase. Retouching to leopard's back and face. Left facing: Good. Slight rubbing to gilt. KILN EFFECTS: a piece of kiln detritus caught in the glaze to the reverse. RESTORATION: Retouching to leopard, interior of spill and spill branch.
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