A pair of c.1840 Staffordshire pearlware figurines. The boy is seated with a bird perched on one hand and a nest of eggs in the other. The girl, also seated on a stump, has a bird perched on one hand, while the other holds her apron full of flowers. The modeling and painting is beautifully detailed on both, down to the tiny flowers on her skirt and his vest. The boy is pictured in Vol. 2 of Harding's book on Victorian Staffordshire Figurines, with the note that the decoration is in the style of the Parr factory. They measure 7 1/2" tall.
Condition: one wing on the boy's bird is chipped and there are some tiny nicks and chips to the paint, especially on his shoe. The tail of the girl's bird is broken off, and again there are small nicks to the paint as would be expected for pieces of this age.
Please view all photos. This is a wonderful, charming pair.
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A PAIR OF EARLY 19TH CENTURY STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURINES WITH BIRDS listed in:
Antique and Vintage Pottery
, Decorative Appointments