This is a fine decorative piece - and will look great on a mantlepiece or period Victorian interior.
It is slightly more unusual in that this piece was designed to hold a pocket watch or small travelling clock - and so act as a clock. There is a little semi-circular ceramic bracket on the back - to hold your watch in.
It is a nice large size measuring 9 ¾ inches in height. Width is 8 inches and Depth is 2 ¾ inches.
A slightly older and more intricate Staffordshire model - dating to around the 1870s.
The model shows two people standing behind large pink wicker baskets. They are gathering grapes from the vine above. The building is quite Gothic in style - and is possibly an Orangerie - as a row of oranges is shown above the door - and around the facade, there are fruiting grapes. It is certainly quirky and a highly decorative piece.
Sadly, there are a couple of condition issues with this model - there is a little crack on the pocket watch holder section at the back (as shown in my photograph), a little hairline crack near the base towards the back - and a bit of cracking across the corner on the base - this is stable and with a good bit of age to the damage - my image makes it looks worse than it actually is in "real life".
All these condition issues are confined to areas not on show when the item is on display.
If this Staffordshire model had been in tip-top condition, I would have been looking at about £125 - £145 for this item. So it is substantially reduced in price to reflect these condition issues.
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