Staffordshire pottery Shakespeare quill holder, c. 1850.


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.

Literature: Staffordshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian era, Gordon Pugh, fig. 31, page H495, for a similar figure.

Medium: Earthenware.

Height:  17.50 cm, 6.89"
Width:  11.50 cm, 4.53"
Depth:  7 cm, 2.76"

Condition: Minor wear to the overglaze black enamel. Otherwise perfect. No damage. No restoration.

£350

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