Staffordshire pottery Shakespeare quill holder, c. 1850.

August 28, 2019 2:15 pm Published by

A rare Staffordshire pottery William Shakespeare quill holder, c. 1850. Well modelled as Shakespeare, seated holding a quill in his right hand, and a book in his left. His left foot resting upon a further book, a large vase to his left, forming the quill holder. Set upon an oval base, painted with a gilt line.
Height – 17.5 cm, 6 3/4”.
Condition – Minor wear to the overglaze black enamel. Otherwise perfect. No damage. No restoration.
Staffordshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian era, Gordon Pugh, fig. 31, page H495, for a similar figure.

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