A Early Figure of the Dandies with Bocage
Stock No: 001219
Height: 7 Inches / 18 cm
Reference: Myrna Schkolne Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Vol 3, Page 251, Similar to Fig 133.55
An excellent antique Staffordshire pottery pearlware figure group of Dandies. The pair are modelled standing on a round base with relief leaves and flowers, there is also applied shredded clay, richly decorated with bright overglaze enamels. These Dandies are particularly good-looking, slightly comical in character with crisp sharp detail. They are the only version this size I have ever seen with the original full bocage, c.1810-30. In Myrna’s words, “Dandy figure groups ooze personality” and this example is no exception. Although some of the groups utilise closely similar moulds, slight differences in placement or painting impart unique characteristics that allow each group to exude its own personality.
Current Condition: Professional and invisible restoration to some bocage tips, repair to neck of Dandizette.
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