Pair Staffordshire Napoleon & Empress figures - For Sale

Pair Staffordshire Napoleon & Empress figures
Price: $695.00
Victorian, circa 1860 Pair (probably matched - ground different colours) Staffordshire figures of Louis Napoleon and the Empress of France. Both on horseback molded on gilt tilted bases, each horse has three legs molded free. Bright colorful glazes, dull gilt decoration, title and line to base. Vent hole to reverse. Similar pieces illustrated figures 737/738, page 213, Schiffer''s ''Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875'' Book 1, by A.& N. Harding. Good. Louis: Two chips to lower base edge. Two chips to underside. A few paint losses to horse''s tail and harness. Kiln effects: some cobalt glaze run; some staining to craze lines to reverse; shrinkage line along mold join on right shoulder. Shrinkage crack to underside. Repair to neck and restored chip to hat. Retouching to black paint losses. Empress: no restoration. Slight rubbing to gilt. A few paint losses to ground, horse''s tail and main, and Empress''s hair. Kiln effects: A piece of kiln detritus inside causing piece to rattle; some cobalt glaze run and stray glaze to reverse. Louis: 12.25ins high. Empress: 11.75ins high

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