Eliza Cook Staffordshire Figure, English Poet, Antique c 1850Eliza Cook Staffordshire Figure, English Poet, Antique c 1850Eliza Cook Staffordshire Figure, English Poet, Antique c 1850Eliza Cook Staffordshire Figure, English Poet, Antique c 1850Eliza Cook Staffordshire Figure, English Poet, Antique c 1850Eliza Cook Staffordshire Figure, English Poet, Antique c 1850Eliza Cook Staffordshire Figure, English Poet, Antique c 1850Eliza Cook Staffordshire Figure, English Poet, Antique c 1850Eliza Cook Staffordshire Figure, English Poet, Antique c 1850

Eliza Cook produced poetical works throughout her long and productive career, the best known being "Lays of a Wild Harp" (1835) and "Eliza Cook's Journal" (published between 1849 and 1854). She bears the unusual distinction of being the only strictly contemporary poet to be recorded as a Staffordshire figure.

This figure is well colored and in excellent condition. There are no chips, no repairs, and only a small firing crack (done in the making), on the base. There is some rubbing to her nose, making it appear whiter than the rest of her face. She is 10-1/4" high.

The figure can be found in Pugh's "Staffordshire Portrait Figures" on pages H495 & H496. He rates the figure as "rare", meaning he has see or heard of 10 or under.

The rounded-rectangular base is inscribed `ELIZA COOK' in painted gilt capitals with three strokes of (worn) gilt to each side. Eliza stands with her head turned towards her left; her left hand holds up her skirt to show her petticoat. Eliza wears a full, three-tier blue skirt, with the edges painted a darker blue, a plaid bodice, a pink jacket, and a green necklace. Her brown hair falls in ringlets to her shoulders, and is caught at the sides by an orange band.

It's probable that this figure was made by the `Alpha Factory', an as yet unidentified producer whose figures share a number of common features. Here these include: well moulded in the round; subsidiary moulding; and the title in indented gilt capitals bracketed by three strokes of gilt.

Item ID: 13111


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Eliza Cook Staffordshire Figure, English Poet, Antique c 1850

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