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Pair Dudson Staffordshire 'Mr Pickwick & Sam Weller' Figures

Victorian, circa 1840. Tallest is 8.1ins high, 3.1ins wide, 3.3ins depth. Pair of Staffordshire Pottery figures with a theatrical and literary theme which feature two gentleman, stood on a square base.

Dull gilt base line and embellishment.

Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse.

This piece represents 'Mr Pickwick and Sam Weller', characters from Charles Dicken's first novel,

'The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club'.

Book reference ,'Dudson Staffordshire Figures' by Audrey Dudson and Alison Morgan, page 44, figure 60.


CONDITION: Mr Pickwick: Good.

Tight hairline to base.

Slight rubbing to gilt.

KILN EFFECTS: thin glaze application to some of the cobalt glaze;

firing crack across left foot.

RESTORATION. Remodelled finger and thumb to right hand.

Weller: Good.

Flake to lower base edge on reverse.

Slight rubbing to gilt.

Stain to underside.

RESTORATION. Stabilised and retouched cracks to both ankles.

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