Deer Staffordshire Creamware Figure of a White Tailed Deer
Deer Staffordshire Creamware Figure of a White Tailed Deer
Deer Staffordshire Creamware Figure of a White Tailed Deer
Deer Staffordshire Creamware Figure of a White Tailed Deer
Deer Staffordshire Creamware Figure of a White Tailed Deer
Deer Staffordshire Creamware Figure of a White Tailed Deer
Deer Staffordshire Creamware Figure of a White Tailed Deer
Deer Staffordshire Creamware Figure of a White Tailed Deer
Deer Staffordshire Creamware Figure of a White Tailed Deer

Deer Staffordshire Creamware Figure of a White Tailed Deer

c. 1785 England

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US$700 usd
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An 18th century creamware figure of a spotted deer modeled resting on a green grassy base with a bocage of three large leaves. The figure is open on the bottom the way early Staffordshire figures were usually made. It is an appealing figure with the distinctive brown spots of a white tailed deer painted on the creamware body.
Curiously the painter of this white tailed deer put a brown spot right on the tail. This is a charming example of the lack of knowledge about the actual animal whose tail would have been white.
History:
During the late 18th century, Staffordshire potters began to create figures with fine detail and rich colors. The laborers in these potteries worked six days a week, 12 hours a day. The most skilled pottery painters of the day were almost all men who worked on more expensive porcelain pieces which they decorated with portraits, landscape scenes, or feathers and shells, all of which are hard to paint well and would require years of apprenticeship. Unskilled women and children painted the Staffordshire figures. These were painted quickly and freely. This gave the best of these pieces a folk-art feel that gives them a special charm. These Staffordshire figures were sold at reasonable prices to middle class buyers.
Excellent
Dimensions
Height 2.75 inch (6.98 cm)
Width 2.25 inch (5.71 cm)
Depth 1.25 inch (3.17 cm)
Medium
Creamware
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