Staffordshire Spaniels (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Staffordshire Spaniels (Schiffer Book for

No Victorian parlor was complete without a Staffordshire Spaniel on the mantel. This fascinating text focuses exclusively on these popular Victorian era antiques produced in Staffordshire, England from circa 1840 through the turn of the century. A detailed look at all of the Spaniel variations, along with the history of this "breed" of Staffordshire figure, and the more recent reproductions is provided and beautifully illustrated with over 285 color photographs and illustrations. Also included are the historical context into which these Spaniels fit, background on the Staffordshire potteries and canine statuary, molding processes, decorating techniques, Spaniel types and sizes, tips for collectors, and a helpful glossary. Informative captions offer descriptions, sizes, dates of manufacture, and current market values.

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Pub Ltd
  • ASIN: 0764302167

Christie's Collectibles, Staffordshire Figures, The Connoisseur's Guide

Christie's Collectibles, Staffordshire Figures, The Connoisseur's

The whimsical ceramic figures from Staffordshire, first made in the 18th century, have captured the spirit of the Victorian era, the period in which they achieved their greatest popularity. There are numerous examples of these colorful portraits, which were modeled on famous people, including royalty, military figures, politicians, actors, and even murderers, as well as on animals. This guide provides a selection of figures and supplies all the information necessary to start or build your own collection.

  • Brand: Brand: Bulfinch Press
  • ASIN: 0821224611

Staffordshire Figures: History in Earthenware, 1740-1900 (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Staffordshire Figures: History in Earthenware, 1740-1900 (A Schiffer

Imagine the gilded age of a nation reflected in hundreds of earthenware figures, each with its own story to tell. This book offers an in-depth study of the cultural, socio-economic, religious, political, and technological history that defined the British Empire in the 19th century. This meticulously researched volume is infused with the real-life stories of the potters, their subjects, and people who lived with these historical figurines. Each chapter is a self-contained study of the Staffordshire potteries where they were made, the potters who created them, and of the characters themselves, including spaniels and other animals, the English monarchy, religious symbols, children, heroes, rouges, architecture and much more. Included are over 550 superb color photographs of Staffordshire figures (some previously unrecorded) and detailed captions with values. This is an essential reference for collectors, dealers, designers, historians, curators, and all who love antique ceramics.

  • Brand: Brand: Schiffer Pub Ltd
  • ASIN: 0764319175

Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Volume 4: Family, Friendship, Play, & Classical Subjects

Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Volume 4: Family,

In Volume 4 of this all-encompassing, multi-volume set, which catalogs 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 color 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. Many of these pieces are hauntingly beautiful and have long been hidden from the public eye. These impressive portrayals give us rare glimpses of a world that has vanished long ago.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0764345400

Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Volume 3: Animals, Animal Performers, Dandies, and Murder

Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Volume 3: Animals,

Volume 3 of this comprehensive, multi-volume work includes over 1100 brilliant color photographs of Staffordshire figures portraying animals and animal entertainment, dandies, death, and murder. Among the menagerie of animals presented are cats, dogs, and a host of wild animals and farm animals. There is also valuable information about the makers and design sources, along with a values guide. This impressive series catalogs the enormous range of enamel-painted figures made predominantly in the Staffordshire Potteries between 1780 and 1840. Many of these figures are hauntingly beautiful and have long been hidden from the public eye. Fashioned in an era before photography, they give us rare glimpses of a world that has vanished. To hold one is to touch the past.

  • ASIN: 0764345397

People, Passions, Pastimes, and Pleasures: Staffordshire Figures 1810-1835

People, Passions, Pastimes, and Pleasures: Staffordshire Figures

The first comprehensive collectors' reference book devoted exclusively to early 19th century enamel-painted Staffordshire figures. Features large, exquisite color photographs of 332 fine figures in museums and private collections worldwide. The book's text delves into the tales the figures tell and also explores and illustrates the figures' design sources. A lavish volume that is both a feast for the eyes and riveting reading.

  • ASIN: 0977381102

Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1875-1962: Portraits, Decorative & Other Figures, Dogs & Other Animals, Later Reproductions (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1875-1962: Portraits, Decorative & Other

Since the 1960s, the best Victorian Staffordshire ceramic figures pieces have achieved values rivaling porcelain figures from Dresden and Meissen. Over 350 beautiful images here display the figures produced from 1875 onward at their best, both original pieces and later reproductions. The Parr-Kent Factory; Sampson Smith; James Sadler & Sons, Ltd.; Lancaster & Sons, Ltd.; Joseph Unwin & Co.; and Arthur J. Wilkinson, Ltd. are shown to have made figures ranging from portraits to a menagerie of animals. Among the famous personages represented are Queen Victoria, Robert Baden-Powell, Winston Churchill, Horatio Nelson, and Woodrow Wilson. The informative text gives tips on determining original figures from reproductions, brief histories of the Staffordshire factories involved, and important information on values, with value codes in the captions. This is a wonderful companion volume to the author's three previous informative texts on this subject, covering the period 1835-1875.

  • ASIN: 0764317997

Royal Doulton Figures. Produced at Burslem, Staff: Produced at Burlem, Staffordshire 1892-1994

Royal Doulton Figures. Produced at Burslem, Staff: Produced

A complete record of all known figures, illustrated in color.

  • Brand: Brand: Richard Dennis Publications Di
  • ASIN: 0903685353

Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875, Book Two: Religous, Hunters, Pastoral, Occupations, Children & Animals, Dogs, Animals, Cottages & Castles, ... Miscellaneous (Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875, Book Two: Religous, Hunters,

Collecting Staffordshire ceramic figures, a particularly English folk art, has expanded from its origins to include much of the English speaking world. This work, in two books, details and illustrates the range and depth of figures made by the potters. Over 2,900 figures are illustrated in the two books, virtually all in the brilliant color which was imperative for the beauty and simplicity of the figures to be fully appreciated. Many of these figures have never before been recorded. A history of the figures, together with sources and relevant bibliographical details, are included, along with a guide to current prices. Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875, Book Two details Religous and Temperance Figures; Hunters and Huntsmen; Shepherds, Gardeners, Harvesters, and Pastoral Scenes; Other Pursuits, Pastimes, and Occupations; Children with Animals; Dogs; Animals; Houses, Cottages, and Castles; and Sport and Miscellaneous.

  • ASIN: 0764304186

Victorian Staffordshire Pottery Religious Figures: Stories on the Mantelpiece

Victorian Staffordshire Pottery Religious Figures: Stories on the

The first title to describe Victorian religious figures in the context of their timesA comprehensive illustrated catalog of well over 200 figures with an assessment of their dating and rarityIndividual descriptions of the figures in their biblical or historic settingsA multitude of colourful and naïve biblical and other religious pottery figures found their way into 19th century Victorian homes in Britain. They were bought by tradesmen, shop-keepers, clerks, teachers and the more skilled working class people. This book tells the story of these Staffordshire pottery figures, which sold in their thousands to stand on the mantelpieces of Christian families, both Protestant and Catholic.Three chapters provide a social history context: the religious background, an assessment of who purchased the figures, the Victorian home and how it was furnished. The final four chapters review the pottery figures themselves, which are based on the Old Testament, the New Testament, relevant religious themes and portraits of preachers. A catalogue of well over 200 figures in full colour with an assessment of their dating and rarity completes the book.This is the first comprehensive record of Victorian religious figures placed in the context of their times.

  • ASIN: 1851498710

Victorian Staffordshire Dogs (Schiffer Book for Collectors (Hardcover))

Victorian Staffordshire Dogs (Schiffer Book for Collectors

Over 700 color photos display the ceramic dogs produced by potters of England's famous Staffordshire district during the Victorian era. They include King Charles Spaniels, Whippets, Bull Mastiffs, Poodles, St. Bernards, and many others. Among the figures are dogs alone, and with men, women, and children engaged in a variety of pursuits. Histories for potteries known to produce Staffordshire dogs are presented, including James Dudson, the Par-Kent Factory, Poole & Unwin, Ridgway & Robey, and Sampson-Smith. Instruction on differentiating original antique Staffordshire dogs from modern reproduction are provided. The various decorative treatments used on these popular dogs over the decades are also discussed. Value codes are provided in every caption.

  • ASIN: 076432456X

Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875 (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875 (A Schiffer Book for

The collecting of Staffordshire figures, a particularly English folk art, has expanded from its origins to include much of the English speaking world. This work, in two books, details and illustrates the range and depth of figures made by the potters. Over 2,900 figures are illustrated in Book One and Book Two, virtually all in the brilliant color which was imperative for the beauty and simplicity of the figures to be fully appreciated. Many of these figures have never before been recorded. A history of the figures, together with many sources and relevant bibliographical details, are included, along with a guide to current prices. Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875, Book One is the definitive work on Portrait figures, and also includes Naval and Military, and Theatrical and Literary Characters (including Opera, Ballet, and Circus).

  • ASIN: 076430464X

Sotheby's Chinese Export Porcelain and The Late Rev. Benjamin L. Lake D.D. Collection of Staffordshire Figures

Sotheby's Chinese Export Porcelain and The Late Rev.

  • ASIN: B073DVNS5L

Collecta American Staffordshire Terrier

Collecta American Staffordshire

CollectA's American Staffordshire Terrier is a beautiful representation of this stocky, athletic breed. The American Staffordshire Terrier figure is realistic in every detail and makes a wonderful addition to any child's collection. As a pet, the ''Am Staff'' will do well when kept busy and given work to do. This exceptionally strong and loyal dog will protect the members of its human family. The 3.7''L x 2.7''H American Staffordshire Terrier is just one of the many beautifully sculpted pieces in CollectA's Cats and Dogs Collection. Create a natural world in miniature with high quality toy animal replicas from CollectA. CollectA is known as one of the world's leading manufacturers of the finest scaled replica collections. When they play with these replicas, children learn more about the animals and their environment, while having fun at the same time. Role play encourages the development of your child's imagination and creativity. All CollectA models are crafted to the highest standards and made with high quality, safe, phthalate-free, lead-free materials.

  • Brand: Collecta
  • ASIN: B00E36A4D0
  • UPC: 792158532112

A-Z of Staffordshire Dogs

A-Z of Staffordshire

Staffordshire dogs usually took pride of place on mantelpieces in 19th century homes where they could be admired. In this lavishly illustrated work, with colour throughout, the author's aim has been to record as many different breeds as possible, thereby dispelling the myth that Staffordshire dogs were based solely on the spaniel. The book lists over 200 dog models and includes thirty-four breeds which have been grouped conveniently in alphabetical order. The discerning collector is provided with an insight into the quality of modelling and painting as the colour photographs have been restricted to the finest pieces to be found, even if that means including on occasions a good single example rather than an inferior pair. While some characteristics of certain dog breeds have changed over the past hundred years, thanks to the potter's skill most are still instantly recognisable.

  • ASIN: 1851492585

Staffordshire Figures of the 19th & 20th Centuries: A Collector's Guide (Miller's Collector's Guide Series)

Staffordshire Figures of the 19th & 20th Centuries:

Miller’s Collector’s Guides is a series of books aimed at providing an essential introduction to varied and popular subjects for the budding collector. Reflecting the growing trend in the antiques market towards "collectibles" (small, often affordable items) these practical guides are filled with ideas on how to form a collection, what to specialize in, and how to identify objects. Often showing specially photographed items, these are guides no collector can afford to be without.

  • Brand: Brand: Mitchell Beazley
  • ASIN: 1840003073

Chinese Export Porcelain and The Late Rev. Benjamin J. Lade, D.D. Collection of Staffordshire Figures, New York, Thursday, January 29, 1987 (Sale 5550 "WESLEY")

Chinese Export Porcelain and The Late Rev. Benjamin

Chinese Export Porcelain and The Late Rev. Benjamin J. Lade, D.D. Collection of Staffordshire Figures, New York, Thursday, January 29, 1987 (Sale 5550 "WESLEY"). 1987 paperback auction catalogue published by Sotheby's, New York. Illustrated primarily with black-and-white photographs.

  • ASIN: B00398UOU6

Heroes and Villains: Stories from Staffordshire Figures

Heroes and Villains: Stories from Staffordshire

Why would anyone want a murderer on their mantelshelf? Victorian manufacturers of Staffordshire pottery figures produced portraits of a huge range of celebrities. Some, like Admiral Nelson or Grace Darling, were obvious role models. Others were unsavoury characters whose appeal is less obvious.Some of the Staffordshire figures are still recognisable today. Others had only a brief moment of celebrity and are now almost forgotten. The twelve stories in this little book reflect the interests of ordinary Victorians and the people they admired or despised.

  • ASIN: B00L37F4S2

Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Volume 1: Manufacturers, Pastimes, & Work

Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840 Volume 1: Manufacturers,

Introducing a comprehensive, multi-volume work that catalogs the enormous range of enamel-painted figures made predominantly in the Staffordshire Potteries between 1780 and 1840, Volume 1 covers figures portraying people's pastimes and work. It includes over 900 brilliant color photos of pottery, as well as information about its makers and design sources and a guide to values. The attributes of all known makers' work are explored, as are those of groups of related figures whose makers remain anonymous. Some figures in this volume portray the pastimes of gardening, reading, and music, while others depict shepherds and shepherdesses, other farm workers, vendors, and people engaged in a host of trades and occupations. Many of these figures are hauntingly beautiful and have long been hidden from the public eye. Fashioned in an era before photography, they give us rare glimpses of a world that has vanished. To hold one is to touch the past.

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0764345370
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