Staffordshire Figures 1780-1840, Volume 4: Family, Friendship, Play, & Classical Subjects

Author: Myrna Schkolne

Published: 2014

Publisher: Schiffer

Pages: 272 pages

ISBN: 9780764345401

In Volume 4 of this all-encompassing, multi-volume set, which catalogues the vast range of enamel-painted figures produced mostly in the Staffordshire Potteries between 1780 and 1840, figures portraying family, children at play, the Temperance Movement, classical subjects, busts, and much more are covered. The text discusses distinguishing real works from reproductions and evaluating their quality. It includes over 1100 brilliant colour photographs, as well as information about the potters and design sources, along with a values guide. Among the figures are contemporary portrayals of weddings, christenings, and other family scenes, forms emblematic of the seasons, elements, and continents, and a multitude of characters portraying classical subjects.

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