Rare Staffordshire Salt-Glazed Stoneware Bird, circa 1760


A rare Staffordshire salt-glazed stoneware figure, circa 1760. Well modelled as a bird perched upon a flowering tree stump, and set on a quatrelobed scroll moulded base. Heightened to the eyes and flower heads in dark brown enamel, whilst the wings are picked out in cobalt blue.

Measures: Height 12.5 cm, 4 7/8”.
Width 5.2 cm, 2”.
Depth 6.5 cm, 2 1/2”.

Condition – Museum repair to a break across the base – please see images for detail.

Literature – ‘White Salt – Glazed Stoneware of the British Isles’, D. Edwards & R. Hampson, Fig. 107, p. 109, for a similar example.

Medium: Stoneware

Height: 12.50 cm, 5"

Width: 5.20 cm, 2"

Depth: 6.50 cm, 3"

Condition: Good