Victorian, circa 1860. 11.6ins high, 6.5ins wide, 3ins depth. Staffordshire Pottery spill vase with a pastoral theme which features a sleeping shepherd,
sheep, a serpent and a dog, stood on an oblong 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 144, figure 2227.
Slight rubbing to gilt.
KILN EFFECTS: a piece of kiln detritus caught in the glaze to one sheep;
a few specks of kiln grit caught in the glaze to dog's back;
stained crazing to the underside and reverse.
RESTORATION. Snake's head remodelled.
Filled chip to front lower base edge.
Retouched paint losses to dog's markings.