Large Staffordshire Flatback Sailor Figurine Jack Tar Figure Antique c 1860
A mid 19th century English antique Staffordshire pottery flat-back figure or figurine of a sailor or Jack Tar. This figure is modelled standing on an oval shaped base, painted to look like a grassy mound, with his legs apart and his hands on his hips, his thumbs hooked into his pockets. He has long curly brown hair flowing out from his yellow coloured hat he sports a beard but no moustache. He is wearing a white wide collared smock shirt with a black neckerchief, neck tie or scarf and pink and red striped trousers and black shoes.
This maritime or naval themed Staffordshire figure dates from around 1860. Decorated ‘in the round’ – decoration to front and rear. There is a vent hole to the underside of the base. The figurine is hand coloured with green, brown, yellow, black and pink enamels and gilding. Dull gilt base line and embellishment.
Book reference,’Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875′ Book 1, by A.& N. Harding, page 241, figure 848.
The figure is in very good order with just a few very minor paint flakes to the enamels and a filled or restored chip to the right hand side of the base
This is a great item for display and highly decorative and attractive example of antique nautical, naval or maritime Victorian Staffordshire pottery.
Height 12 5/8 inches ( 32 cm)
Depth 3 inches ( 7.6 cm)
Width 5 1/2 inches ( 14 cm)
Weight 1033 grammes unpacked