Staffordshire Tam O Shanter & Sooter Johnny figure - For Sale

Staffordshire Tam O Shanter & Sooter Johnny figure
Price: $425.00
Victorian, circa 1892 Staffordshire figure of Tam O''Shanter and his friend Souter Johnnie, based on a poem by Robert Burns. The two men are seated either side of a barrel, Tam holding a cup and Souter a pitcher. Bright gilt decoration, base line and title ''TAM.O.SHANTER.&.SOOTER.JOHNNY''. Vent hole to reverse. Maker''s mark inscribed to underside ''Sampson Smith Longton Staff England 1892''. Similar piece illustrated figure 976, page 271, Schiffer''s ''Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875'' Book 1, by A.& N. Harding. Good. No cracks. No hairlines. No chips. Rubbing to gilt. Kiln effect: small shrinkage crack to crook of Tam''s elbow. Repair to Tam''s right hand. Retouching to the ground, barrel, Tam''s waistcoat and Johnnie''s hat. 13ins high

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