of the Week on 12 February 2010
Pair Staffordshire Irish Setter & bird spill vases
Pair Staffordshire spill vases, each modeled as a black and white Irish Setter standing in front of a tree, with a bird in its mouth. Three legs molded free. Shredded clay decoration to tree branches. Orange spill interior. Modeled on shaped, oblong, cobalt bases with dull gilt line. Similar pair illustrated figure 2708/2709, page 215, Schiffer's 'Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875' Book 2, by A.& N. Harding.. CONDITION: Generally good. Right facing: Very minor paint loss to right ear, tail tip and ground. Kiln effect: thin cobalt glaze application in places. Retouching to the ground and tree. Left facing: Tight hairline to front left leg. Some paint losses to ground, tree, nose and markings. Retouching to ground and tree.
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