Staffordshire Pearlware Falstaff Figure


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Object Description

Staffordshire Pottery pearlware figure with a theatrical and literary theme which features Falstaff holding a shield and a sword, stood on a square base. Decorated ‘in the round’ – decoration to front and reverse. Vent hole to the underside. This piece represents Falstaff, the character from the Shakespearean comedy, ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’. Maker’s marks to the underside. Book reference ,’Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875′ Book 1, by A.& N. Harding, page 290

Object Condition

Generally good. Two small chips to the base and one to his tunic. Chips to three of the flowers. KILN EFFECTS: kiln soot caught in the glaze, mainly to the base; touch mark to the base; shrinkage crack to Falstaff’s tunic and leg. RESTORATION: Falstaff’s right hand and the sword handle remodelled. The sword is a replacement. Retouched flake to his hat.

Object Details

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+44 (0)1245 425045
+44 7380 389890

Dealer Location

PO Box 12911

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