Pair of white cats
This is a rare pair of seated cats, approximately 13 ½” tall. They are decorated in bright gold and date to around 1870-1880. Harding Book Two illustrates this impressive pair on page 239.
Small is beautiful
Winand (Win) Hock lets his “smalls” speak for themselves…
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…
£120 plus P&P (tracked and signed): UK £8; Worldwide £38