An antique figure grouping of a couple seated on a sofa. The man kneels with an stringed musical instrument and the woman sits with a parrot perched on her elbow.
Staffordshire figures were made from around 1740 to 1900 by various pottery factories in England and Scotland. Most have no maker’s marks. Victorian flatback examples were undecorated on one side because they were designed to sit on a shelf or fireplace mantel and only viewed from the front or sides. Popular subjects included romantic figures, buildings, farm animals, and domestic pets, in particular Queen Victoria’s favored pet, the King Charles Spaniel.
Illustrated: A. & N. Harding, Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875, Book 3, p. 131, figure A1594B.
Queen Victoria (1837-1901) | Mid 19th century
Width 8.5 Depth 3 Height 10.75 inches