This is a nice Pair of Staffordshire Shepherd and Shepherdess Spill Vase from the Victorian era, circa 1860 - 1880's. Both have a figure, sheep, and dog on a rocky background. There are four bunches of attractive shredded clay with apple decoration on each figuring. Dull gilt base line. The paint on all is still very good. They are 6" tall and approximately 4 1/2' wide. The oval base mesures 3 3/4" x 2 1/2". The condition is very good. The boy has kiln grit on the top of his head. A small chip on the base right side at the end of the gilt line. Behind the sheep's head, there is a minor hairline crack. His cobalt blue coat, slacks, and face have no paint loss. The sheep's grainey coat is in good shape. The girl has no chips. She has a minor hairline crack on her neck. The spot in the middle of the base is not a chip. It is a small abrasion mark. Her cobalt blue and plaid dress has no paint loss. She has a pretty face with a tiny abrasion on her nose. This sheep is larger than the other one and has a great grainey coat.
I find no restoration to either one of these delightful figures. They are in better condition than most Staffordshire figures I find. Ready to display and enjoy.
Item ID: 1189#7281
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