A Large Early Figure of the Dandies
Stock No: 001230
Height: 8.5 Inches / 22 cm
Reference: Myrna Schkolne Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Vol 3, Page 242, Similar to Fig 133.11
An excellent antique Staffordshire pottery pearlware figure group of the Dandies. The pair are modelled standing on a square three lined base, richly decorated with bright overglaze enamels. These Dandies are particularly good-looking, slightly comical in character and in superb condition. They are the large and imposing sort after version, c.1810-30. Myrna, sums up these group figures perfectly, “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. This pair was originally made without a bocage.
Current Condition: Professional and invisible restoration of a very minor chip to the middle feather on the Dandizette’s plume. Provenance: Once part of the Leonard Russel collection, Newhaven.
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