This is a highly decorative piece of Victorian ceramics that dates to about the second half of the 19th Century.
This is a more unusual flatback spill vase, that you would have put on your mantlepiece or in the kitchen and you would have popped long tapers or spills to light lamps and fires etc into. The spill container takes the form of a tree stump to the center - and which is painted with a bright orange interior.
The model shows a Victorian couple standing on either side of a country well and are filling a big bucket with cool water. I love all the colours of the couple's costumes. The lady has a simple dress - and wears a flouncy bright green apron. She has a straw hat hanging from her arm. She has a little bird sitting in her hand. The gentleman has very dapper blush pink breeches - and an orange sash around his waist. He also has a straw hat. What is in his hand... it appears to be a little green nest - and if you peep inside it you can see a few little speckled eggs.
The figure has little areas of textured bocage here and there.
This is a lovely rural scene with pastel colours - and suitable for a country cottage. It is also such a nice size for display. It is in very good antique condition - with no damages or restorations.
My pretty Staffordshire figurine is being offered at a very fair price.
The model measures: 10 inches in height by 6 inches wide. It is 2 1/2 inches in depth.
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