Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Pair Staffordshire cow & milkmaid/man spill vases

Victorian, circa 1880. Tallest is 8.5ins high, 9.3ins wide, 2.8ins depth.

Pair of Staffordshire spill vases with a pastoral theme which feature a cow and milkmaid/man, seated on an oval base.



Multi-coloured version. Bright gilt base line and embellishment. Flatback, decorated mainly to the front.





Book reference,'Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875' Book 2, by A.& N. Harding, page 160

Condition

Right facing: Good. A few paint losses to markings.



Some rubbing to gilt.



KILN EFFECTS: glaze run to the reverse;



over glazed shrinkage lines to the cow's face.





RESTORATION: Retouched paint losses to her hair,



pail and cow's markings.





Retouched flake to cow's right ear.



Filled chip to base at reverse.



Left facing: Good. Some rubbing to gilt.



KILN EFFECTS: glaze pops to the front of base;



piece of kiln detritus caught in the glaze to the reverse;



over glazed shrinkage line to the reverse;



shrinkage crack to the inside of cow's mouth.



RESTORATION. Retouched paint losses to pail,



cow's markings and mouth.





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