A Country Life Interview

I was recently contacted by a freelance journalist who has now written an article for Country Life magazine on the subject of collecting 19th century Staffordshire figures. I'm pleased to say that the four page feature went out on the 2nd June 2021. I would encourage all lovers of Staffordshire pottery figures, both Victorian and pre-Victorian, to take a look at this current take on collecting. A big thank you to Catriona Gray for writing such a wonderful article.   Damon Revans-Turner June 2021

‘Victorian Staffordshire Pottery Religious Figures – Stories on the Mantelpiece’

victorian Staffordshire potery religious figuresStephen Duckworth, an English collector of Staffordshire figures, published this book in 2017. 'Victorian Staffordshire Pottery Religious Figures - Stories on the Mantelpiece'. The book is based on his own collection but with a comprehensive catalogue which illustrates in colour over 220 religious figures. There are Old and New Testament figures but also a wide range of other religious subjects from anti-popery campaigns to holy water stoups intended for Roman Catholics, and from temperance figures to unusual saints. Three chapters of social history cover the Victorian religious context, an assessment of who were the main purchasers of the figures, and the Victorian home and how it was furnished and decorated. The book Is available on Amazon, or from accpublishinggroup.com (register on their website for a 20% discount).