STAFFORDSHIRE Figurine. Temperance Figure of a Double-Sided Man Drinking Water and Gin. 1880s
STAFFORDSHIRE Figurine. Temperance Figure of a Double-Sided Man Drinking Water and Gin. 1880s
STAFFORDSHIRE Figurine. Temperance Figure of a Double-Sided Man Drinking Water and Gin. 1880s
STAFFORDSHIRE Figurine. Temperance Figure of a Double-Sided Man Drinking Water and Gin. 1880s
STAFFORDSHIRE Figurine. Temperance Figure of a Double-Sided Man Drinking Water and Gin. 1880s
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STAFFORDSHIRE Figurine. Temperance Figure of a Double-Sided Man Drinking Water and Gin. 1880s

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This is a quirky and original antique English Victorian Staffordshire Dual-Sided Temperance Movement Figure,

It is entitled 'Gin and Water' and dates to the 1880s.

It has a bit of a moralistic function - and was made to promote the cause of temperance and refraining from drinking alcohol.

One side of the figure - has an image of a man drinking water - he is well dressed and has a full purse in his hand. He looks very happy. The opposite side has the same gentleman drinking gin - here is he looking rather worse for wear and miserable - he holds a bottle of gin - the cause of his distress.

A nice display piece - being about 8 3/4 inches in height.

Give his age and being over 130 years old, he is pretty good antique condition - he has no nasty chips or restorations - but his glaze has a lot of fine craquelure - and with a fine hairline mostly confined to the glaze layer on the front of a leg - as photographed. I have this very collectable old figure priced to take this into account - a great gift for a gin-drinking friend!

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