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Staffordshire Pearlware Diana Figure

pre-Victorian, circa 1820. 11.4ins high, 4.3ins wide, 3.7ins depth. Staffordshire Pottery pearlware figure with a mythological theme which features Diana,

pulling an arrow from her quiver, stood on a square base.

Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse.

Vent hole to the underside.

This piece represents Diana - the Roman goddess of the hunt, the moon and birthing.

Book reference ,'English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840' by Pat Halfpenny, page 180, figure 1.


CONDITION: Generally good.

Tight hairline to Diana's cape.

Chip to flower on base.

KILN EFFECTS: shrinkage crack to left arm;

shrinkage lines to natural mound and underside of base;

glaze decoration has misfired in places, leaving a matt appearance.

Also, the stump to the reverse, which is usually green/brown, has come out more of a black colour.

RESTORATION. Remodelled bow to top of head.

Retouched paint losses clothing and base.

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