Staffordshire clock tower with eagle and goats
Victorian, circa 1860. 8.5ins high, 7.6ins wide, 2.5ins depth. Staffordshire spill vase which features a castle with two turrets, an eagle sat above a clock face
and two goats recumbent on the ground, stood on a shaped base.
Dull gilt base line and embellishment. Flatback, decorated mainly to the front.
Book reference,'Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875' Book 3, by A.& N. Harding, page 288, figure a3215.
CONDITION: Generally good.
Flaking to shredded clay.
Some small paint losses to ground,
stems and flowers.
Some rubbing to gilt.
KILN EFFECTS: notable crazing and craze lines;
kiln soot caught in the glaze;
glaze miss to base front.
RESTORATION: stabilised and retouched crack to underside, running up reverse;
filled chip to one goat's nose;
retouched paint losses to eagle's beak
and one merlon to turret.
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