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Staffordshire sailor figure

Victorian, circa 1860. 11.4ins high, 1.4ins wide, 3.1ins depth.

Staffordshire figure with a maritime theme which features a sailor, stood on an oval base. Multi-coloured version. Dull gilt base line and embellishment.

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

Book reference,'Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875' Book 1, by A.& N. Harding, page 241, figure 848.


CONDITION: Generally good. Tight hairline to the underside of the base.

Gilt almost entirely rubbed away.

KILN EFFECTS: small firing pit to the sailor's stomach;

over glazed chip, shrinkage cracks and marks to hat brim;

flecks of stray coloured glaze to the reverse.

RESTORATION: Stabilized and retouched shrinkage cracks to under sailor's arms and between his legs.

Retouched abrasion to nose, and paint losses to belt and neck tie.

Neck reglued and join retouched.

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