An antique, Victorian sentimental figure of a shepherdess wearing a Scottish tartan shawl and holding a floral wreath/crown. She stands beside a brick wall upon which is perched a small sheep.
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.
Queen Victoria (1837-1901) | Mid 19th century
Width 7.25 Depth 4.25 Height 15.5 inches
Note: professional restoration of lamb's nose.