An unusual pair of 19th century English antique Staffordshire pottery flatback figures of a well dressed male and female each reading a book whilst reclining on a chaise longue or sofa whilst holding a mandolin, implying that they are a pair of entertainers or musicians.
Each Staffordshire figure is set on a rectangular base which features a moulded short pleated curtain between the legs of each brown wooden framed sofa.
The female figure has brown hair and blue eyes and wears a tight bodice and flowing skirt decorated with pink roses. The black haired, dark eyed male figure wears either shorts or a kilt as his leg are on show, and a floral decorated waistcoat under a long frock coat. These figures date from the Victorian period around 1880.
These figures are simply decorated mainly to the front with hand coloured green, brown, black, orange and red enamels and gilding with the predominant colour a vibrant orange.
The figures are in good antique condition, both have suffered breaks to the arms holding the books and have old repairs. Both pieces have a little paint flaking as you usually see with antique Staffordshire figures. He has a small chip to the tip of his nose, each with wear to the gilding and some enamel, there is a star crack to the back of the base of his sofa.
These are an interesting pair of antique Staffordshire flatback figurines, or Victorian Staffordshire pottery, they are a very desirable and decorative pair to add to any collection.
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Height 8 3/4 inches ( 22 cm)
Length 8 inches ( 20cm)
Depth 2 1/2 inches ( 6.5 cm)
Weight 2.006 Kg unpacked