Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Pair Staffordshire boy & girl with spaniel & bird

Victorian, circa 1860. Tallest is 8.9ins high, 5.9ins wide, 2.8ins depth. Pair of Staffordshire spill vases which feature a child with a spaniel and bird, seated on a shaped base.

Dull 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 148, figure 2247.


CONDITION: Male: Fair.

The underside is missing.

Some small flakes to bird's head,

spill rim

and front of base.

Slight wear to reverse.

Slight rubbing to gilt.

KILN EFFECTS: notable crazing;

a few specks of kiln grit caught in the glaze to the reverse.

RESTORATION. Remodelled right arm, hand and bowl.

Stabilised and retouched hairline to spill at reverse.

Filled and retouched chips and flakes to base edge

and boy's nose and chin.

Female: Generally good.

Small flake to bird's head.

Some rubbing to gilt.

KILN EFFECTS: over glazed shrinkage line to the front of base.

RESTORATION. Remodelled left arm, hand, bowl

and bird's tail feathers.

Retouched paint losses to spaniel's markings

and shredded clay.

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