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
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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