Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Pair Staffordshire milkmaid & donkey figures titled, 'MILK'

Victorian, circa 1860. Tallest is 8.1ins high, 7.1ins wide, 2.4ins depth. Pair of Staffordshire Pottery figures with a pastoral theme which feature a milkmaid and milkman each seated on a donkey, stood on a shaped base. The pieces are titled, 'MILK' to the fronts. Dull gilt base line.

Flatback, decorated mainly to the front.

Vent hole to the underside.

Condition

Right facing: Good. No restoration. Flaking to hat at reverse.

KILN EFFECTS: shrinkage line to the boy's neck;

slight staining to his hat brim.

Left facing: Good. KILN EFFECT: a speck of kiln detritus caught in the glaze to donkey's left ear.

RESTORATION: Maid's head reglued and join retouched.

Filled chip to donkey's right ear.


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