This is a rare figure portraying Lady Godiva seated sidesaddle on horseback. The figure is titled “Lady Godiva” and is decorated in the manner of the Parr factory, with soft yellow, green, and brown brushstrokes.
Acting the part: Louisa, Constance, Diana, Diana
Although many of the Staffordshire portrait figures were titled, sometimes the most well-known figures of the time were not attributed, leaving collectors two centuries later to wonder who stands on our living room shelves. Dorothea Gillett considers this question as she looks at three female figures…
Christmas in the Potteries
The Staffordshire potters were nothing but entrepreneurial, always seizing on an idea or event to commemorate and make money. Why then were no figures made to recognise the celebration of Christmas? Alan Sturrock offers some alternatives for the festive season.
Sheep – don’t you just love them?
In this ode to the humble herbivore, Win Hock reminds us of the sheep’s importance to the history of British economy and social structure.
Look back on our figures of the month
Every month since 2015 we have chosen a Staffordshire figure to feature – it may be unusual, rare, have an interesting story, or might just be one of our favourites.
A profusion and confusion of Napoleons
When historian Alan Jamieson brought home his very first Staffordshire figure, little did he know that Em. Napoleon would lead him on a new voyage of discovery…
An Equine Quiz
Equestrian figures are very popular with Staffordshire collectors. Kelvin and Dorothea Gillett challenge you to have a go at identifying these figures from their horses!
£120 plus P&P (tracked and signed): UK £8; Worldwide £38
Victorian theatrical figure
£68 plus P&P (tracked and signed): UK £8; Worldwide £36
Falstaff and partner
£65 plus shipping (tracked and signed for) UK £8.00; worldwide £36
Staffordshire Tithe Pig Group
£450 plus shipping
Dancing Bear and Savoyard
£2,000 plus shipping
“Victorian Staffordshire Dogs” book
$40 plus shipping