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A Standing Country Gentleman Gardener

 

Stock No: 002068

 

Height: 6.75 Inches / 17 cm

 

Reference: Myrna Schkolne Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Vol 4, Page 109, Fig 155.102

 

An antique Staffordshire pottery figure in pearlware of a standing country gentleman holding fruit or flowers in both hands, possibly representing a figure of Autumn, wearing a top hat, shirt, waistcoat, overcoat, trousers, and boots. This well decorated figure stands on a raised mound atop a square base, painted in the round with a selection of enamels which include, green, brown, yellow, and black overglaze colours. This figure is usually found as part of a group figure with bocage and standing sheep. Attributed to the Blue Group, it is unusual to find this figure as a stand alone piece. In very good condition having a professional invisible restoration to his right hand, no other damage, repairs, or restoration. Made in Staffordshire, England c1820.