A charming spill vase, it is the form of a young lady riding a defiant billy goat. It dates towards 1900.
The Staffordshire pottery figure was produced in many amusing and delightful forms. This example depicts a very large billy goat with an expression on his face which speaks volumes. His body is embellished with textural pottery giving an added dimension to the figure. The young lady tugs at the goat's ears. She sits very straight on his back and is holding a basket of fruit. The colors of her clothing are pretty in soft yellow and greens.
The figure is in very good antique condition: there is crazing to the glaze typical with age. There is one very tiny chip to the tip of the goat's tail. There is a hairline crack to the glaze of the base just underneath the goat's legs. It measures: 8 1/2" tall and 7" wide (body of goat). The base measures: 5" x 2 1/2".
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French Antiques: 19th Century French Smalls: Sewing, Religious, Bronze Figures-French Books and Bindings