This is a much harder piece of 19th century Staffordshire pottery (A).
It takes the form of a flatback spill vase - which 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.
It is a very large example - with a height of 12 inches. The width is 8 1/2 inches and the depth is 3 3/4 inches.
Unpacked it weighs a stonking 1.6 kg in weight.
It will certainly look quite dramatic in a country cottage or Regency / early Victorian interior. The figurine probably dates to around the 1860s.
Amazingly it is in excellent antique condition with no chips or cracks. It certainly displays well. I have had trouble finding other examples - but I do have another identical one in my store.
These spill vases are genuine antique Staffordshire issues - and most definitely NOT later reproductions. Like all my Staffordshire all genuine old ones.
Postage will be £10 and they will be sent Royal Mail or Parcelforce tracked and insured.
This large spill vase is a fine rustic theme. At the bottom are three sheep standing at a well or trough - two standing at either side and a third one lying down in the front. From the center rises a bough which fans open to the top. The aperture for the spills is open and is orange inside; green leaves run around the exterior. There are two fat leafy tendrils to either side - and these meet up with the standing sheep - if you look closely - you can see two teeny weeny parrots perched on each side.
Such an eye-catching piece of Staffordshire - and given that I have another (not a pair, as my other one faces in an identical direction) - it is a rare opportunity to have one on each end of a country cottage mantlepiece or dresser.
My price reflects the rarity, size, and excellent condition of this model.
I am listing them separately - as there will be minute differences to each model - I have put a little sticker on the front A and B to differentiate them.