Staffordshire 'John Milton' figure
Victorian, circa 1880. 6.9ins high, 3.3ins wide, 2.6ins depth.
Staffordshire figure with a theatrical and literary theme which features John Milton, stood on a shaped base.
Multi-coloured with underglaze blue version. Bright gilt base line and embellishment.
Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse. Vent hole to the underside. This piece represents the poet and writer,
John Milton (1608-1674), who studied at St Paul's school in Cambridge and began writing at the age of ten.
In 1671 he published 'Paradise Regained'. There are two monuments in his memory - one at St Giles-without-Cripplegate and the at Westminster Abbey.
Book reference,'Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875' Book 1, by A.& N. Harding, page 86
CONDITION: Good. No restoration. Paint loss to his right shoe.
Slight rubbing to gilt.
Some wear to both his hands.
KILN EFFECTS: a few specks of kiln soot caught in the glaze to is nose and pillar;
faint, over glazed shrinkage line to the bridge of his nose;
small firing pits to his left hand and reverse.
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