Pair of Staffordshire figures with a maritime theme which feature a sailor and his lass, stood on a shaped base. Dull gilt base line and embellishment. Decorated mainly to the front. Vent hole to the reverse. This piece represents an actress and the actor Mr T. P. Cooke playing the role of the sailor, Ben Backstay. Book reference,’Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875′ Book 1, by A.& N. Harding, page 303, figure 1108.