Featuring for sale an English Unglazed Figural Terracotta Smoking Stand 19th c. Showing the "rough and tumble" world of 2 young boys. There is no need for guessing what's going on,only to whom do the pups belong, one is white the other chocolate. Sharing is Caring boys! The colors are pale blue with peach,brown and terracotta,with outstanding modeling of the figures.
Measures 5" x 5" x 6 3/4" tall.
The match strike is visible in the photo where you can see the boys hand grabbing the other boys hair. Also note the chip in his hat. I have included a close up of the underside of the hat with the pups,it has chips. You can't see them unless you look underneath, and the clay is colored,not painted.
Obviously the work of a master Potter who also made tobacco jars,but I can't identify the marks on the bottom. The detail is amazing,from the rolled up sleeves to their britches,socks and shoes. Typical boys of any era even the more gentrified boy is missing a button on his waist-coat.