Staffordshire Figures 1780-1840, Volume 4: Family, Friendship, Play, & Classical Subjects
Author: Myrna Schkolne
Pages: 272 pages
In Volume 4 of this all-encompassing, multi-volume set, which catalogues the vast range of enamel-painted figures produced mostly in the Staffordshire Potteries between 1780 and 1840, figures portraying family, children at play, the Temperance Movement, classical subjects, busts, and much more are covered. The text discusses distinguishing real works from reproductions and evaluating their quality. It includes over 1100 brilliant colour photographs, as well as information about the potters and design sources, along with a values guide. Among the figures are contemporary portrayals of weddings, christenings, and other family scenes, forms emblematic of the seasons, elements, and continents, and a multitude of characters portraying classical subjects.
Supplementary information can be accessed at http://www.earlystaffordshirefigures.com/vol-4.html