English Staffordshire pottery flat-back figure group of a sailor and his girl, dating from the mid 19th century circa 1850-60.
This very decorative and attractive figure shows a typically dressed "Jack Tar" (sailor) with a cobalt blue jacket and long black curly hair flowing from his wide brimmed hat. He is holding his purse of money and has his arm around his sweetheart who has a full skirt with painted sprigs, an orange shawl around her shoulders and a feather in her hat. She also has long black hair. The figurine is hand coloured with orange, green, purple, blue, black and yellow enamels .
This figurine is in very good condition with just a short scratch to the orange shawl at the girl's shoulder. some glaze crazing, no chips cracks nor restoration. - see images.
This is a great item for display and highly decorative and attractive example of Nautical or Romantic Victorian Staffordshire pottery.
Height 8 3/4 inches ( 22.2 cm)Depth 2 1/2 inches (6.5 cm)Width 4 3/8 inches (11 cm)Weight 553 grammes unpacked
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