A 19th century English Staffordshire pottery polychrome enamelled chicken egg crock dating from 1860. This very decorative antique piece made in two halves shows a red breasted chicken with black and grey feathers sitting on her eggs in a yellow painted simulated woven basket nest. These items are also known as a "Staffordshire Hen on Nest".
The figure is realistically modelled and painted to simulate feathers, there are speckles on her back and her head is turned to the left. The chicken top half lid lifts of to reveal the basket base for storage, originally for eggs. The base has a painted pattern number 455 in red enamel on the inside.
She is in good antique condition with some flaking to the black enamel, and a small chip to the internal rim of the lid, no cracks nor restoration.
This is a great piece to add to any collection of Staffordshire figures, Hen on nest or simply for a great feature in a kitchen.
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Height 6.125 inches ( 15.5 cm)Length 7 1/8 inches ( 18.2 cm)Width 5 3/4 inches (14.8 cm)Total weight 852 grammes unpacked
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