Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Pair Staffordshire Sailor&Soldier double sided figures

Victorian, circa 1860. Tallest is 9.8ins high, 3.5ins wide, 3ins depth.

Pair of Staffordshire double sided figures with a military & maritime theme which feature an English sailor and French soldier, stood circular bases base. Multi-coloured with underglaze blue version.

Dull gilt base line and embellishment. Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse. Vent holes to the underside.

Book reference,'Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875' Book 1, by A.& N. Harding, page 233, figure 812.


CONDITION: Right facing: Good. No restoration. Paint losses to soldier's right shoe and hair and sailor's hair, eyes, tie, shoes and anchor.

Some rubbing to gilt.

KILN EFFECTS: touch marks to the flag;

flecks of stray coloured glaze to the sailor.

Left facing: Good. No restoration. Small flake to soldier's hat and flag.

Some paint losses to flag, soldier's shoes, moustache and hair and sailors hair, anchor and shoes.

KILN EFFECTS: over glazed chip to the sailor's hat;

shrinkage lines to the sailor's hat and to the side of the anchor.

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