I always have a bit of a soft spot for old Staffordshire Figurines, and none more so than these pretty examples with feature milkmaids seated beside a cow.
This one is utterly charming with the little miniature milkmaid seated to the left of an oversized cow.
This is a lovely example and given its age (it dates to the late 19th century) it is in remarkable condition.
There are no nasty chips or damages to the figure - even the horns and legs have no breaks - which is unusual. There is a little firing crack (done in the making) at the neck area - but not disfiguring and hardly noticeable on the figure.
A pretty lady or milkmaid sits beside a white crummie (or cow) who is decorated with spongeware dabbled patches of russet brown.
The group stands on an oval base painted with green grass.
A crude representation of the milkmaid's green pail is seen the right - beneath the cow.
This one is much more unusual in with it acts both as a spill holder - and also can be used as a jug - with the contents pouring out of the cow's open mouth.
Dimensions: the height to the top of the orange spill vase section is 8 1/2 inches. The width is 9 1/4 inches. The depth is about 2 1/2 inches.
The little milkmaid is only 3 1/4 inches in height.
Very cottage chic - and would look fabulous on display in a country cottage or rustic bed and breakfast in the dining room.
A fine example - have listed another couple of these creamers and figurines from my collection.
Fair price for such a fine and more unusual example.
Of course - being sold as a genuine antique 19th-century example - it is certainly NOT a modern reproduction piece.
UK POSTAGE ONLY. This will be posted next day special delivery to make sure the figurine is tracked and fully insured.