RARE Antique Staffordshire Pair! 1800's Victorian WOW!
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You are bidding on an extremely rare pair of authentic antique Staffordshire figurines made in England! I believe they are from the 19th century (the 1800's), and they were originally my great grand mother's. They have been in the family for generations, and cherished greatly. They appear to be hand painted. They are also hand numbered on the bottom, and the man has a B written by hand, indicating it is part of the pair. I have seen figurines from this series and era with list prices of $398 EACH! That makes the market value of this rare pair close to $800! I have listed this auction WAY WAY below market value. My loss is your gain.
This stunning pair of Staffordshire antiques are a lovely couple, an English lady and a gentleman gathering and carrying fresh fruits and vegetables from the farm or garden. The many is carrying his produce in a basket, while the lady gathers hers in her apron. She is dressed in white stockings and a floral skirt and a green peasant style blouse. The gentleman has one black show and the other foot appears bare and buried in the grass. I am not sure if when these were originally made they forgot to paint the other shoe or if he is intended to have lost a shoe! It is interesting and a great conversation piece nonetheless! I have never seen anything like it! The gentleman seems to be admiring... read more