An antique Staffordshire figurine of a romantic couple seated beneath a floral arbour.
Staffordshire figures were made from around 1740 to 1900 by various pottery factories in England and Scotland. Most have no maker’s marks. Victorian flatback examples were undecorated on one side because they were designed to sit on a shelf or fireplace mantel and only viewed from the front or sides. Romantic figures, buildings, farm animals and domestic pets were popular subjects.
Numbered (base): 2.
Queen Victoria (1837-1901) | Late 19th century
Width 4 Depth 2 Height 6.5 inches
Note: some crazing and hairline cracks.
English Staffordshire Pottery Flatback Figural Group of a Courting Couple