Colonial figural sauce boats… They also make terrific most unusual planters.
Rather large in size each measures 4 ½” H x 4 ½”W x 7” deep from spout to handle.
These guys are handsome lads, to say the least: all decked out in their brightly colored coats and wearing ascots at their necks.
They have been skillfully painted by hand at the Keele Street Potteries in Tunstall England, part of the Stoke on Trent Potteries, Staffordshire. Stoke-on-Trent is located in the north of the county of Staffordshire, England.
The gentleman in orange is in mint condition.The green gent is in excellent condition, other than the glazing applied over the black paint. There are some spots where the underneath black is missing a bit of glaze. I would guess that this had to have been done during production. I rubbed my finger over around his hat and nothing came loose.
These probably date from 1915 to the 1940’s. The Keele Street Potteries established themselves in 1915 producing early utility and decorated wares for export. In 1950 the name was changed to Staffordshire Potteries Limited. Bottoms are marked.
Price is for both.