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Antique Staffordshire Swan Cottage

Antique Staffordshire Swan Cottage

$150.00

Middle class Victorians loved a well-accessorized home. There's no denying it and there's no other way to explain the typical Victorian decor: colorful figurines adorned their fireplace mantels, transferware dishes lined plate racks and sideboards in their dining rooms and on every table stood figures, animals, vases, and other ornaments. More was always more for the Victorians - on both sides of the Atlantic.

With the creation of wealth from the Industrial Revolution, the production of Staffordshire figurines exploded in the early 1800s to meet the demand of the middle-class Victorians. The vast majority of these decorative, hand-painted pieces were produced by the Staffordshire potteries to imitate the much more expensive Meissen and Nymphenburg figurines being produced on the continent of Europe and found in the homes of the upper-class.

In the pottery factories of Victoria England, the experienced decorators worked on higher-end porcelain, while unskilled laborers (typically women and children), painted the colorful Staffordshire figurines. They were painted quickly and freely and the result is a folk-art quality that adds to their undeniable appeal.

It wasn't until the 20th century that serious collectors began to appreciate the charms of Staffordshire figurines. Whether it's dogs and cats, farm animals, members of the royal family, everyday folk, country cottages or regal castles, there was a Staffordshire figure for any collector's interest.

Found at market, we are pleased to offer this absolutely charming antique Staffordshire cottage figurine. The piece was intended to be displayed on a fireplace mantel and was designed with a relatively flat back which was left undecorated. 

Delightfully colorful, the cottage is hand-painted with bright cobalt roofs dotted with textured florals and greenery while two swans flank the front door. Capturing the beauty of an English village, this cottage figurine is sure to be a charming addition to any existing collection or the perfect starting point to begin the lifelong joy of collecting!


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. Circa 1850s. In very good antique condition with a few discreet chips to the textured flora on the cottage roof and minimal paint loss as is common in antique Staffordshire. 6.5"H x 6" x 2.5".

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