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.