Mid-Victorian statuette of man in chair, crudely painted and made in the Staffordshire potteries – possibly a fairing. There are signs that the head (missing) had, in the past, been cemented back on.
Torso of statue of man in Tudor dress, with robe, thick padded sleeves, chain and medallion. Traces of gilding visible on parts; parts retain under-glaze colour. Possibly a Renaissance figure such as Henry VIII.
Small ceramic meditating Buddha statuette with the base broken off. Possibly of foreign manufacture.
Head of a female statuette, wearing a cap of the sort popular in the 1900s and 1910s. Decorated with green under-glaze wash on the cap.
Cheap ornament of woman carrying a parasol, decorated in places with a green under-glaze wash.
A cheap, white ceramic ornament, partly painted. A cherub is riding or sitting on a shoe, which has floral/ sea-shell moulding. It may have been a spill-holder or specimen vase or merely an ornament. The missing part of the shoe may have borne a legend commemorating...
Small ceramic ornament in the shape of a table, with two cats peeking out from underneath. The top of the ornament, now damaged, had a row of three teacups and saucers with three tabby cats crouched over the top of them licking off the cream. Found amid ash and...
Pugs were popular in the Victorian era. Small white ceramic pug statuettes were common and often came in pairs. The body would have been standing on four legs, with the head turned to face you.
Shrine statuette of praying figures (Mary and John?) facing, before Christ on the Cross. Cherubs and a cross adorn the canopy. Some orange-yellow over-glaze paint has been applied to the base of the shrine and the cherubs’ wings.
The head of a statuette, which has survived being burned in a destructor.
Part of a statuette of a man in Regency costume. Colouring to hair and face.
Toy clown statuette with colouring to face. This may have been a fairing.
Children’s heads from a fairing – a cheap statuette given away as a prize at the fairground.
Plain white statuette of a woman partly sitting in a couch or bed. Fairings were small ornaments given away as prizes at the fair. This may be one.
Mid-Victorian man in chair, with purple jacket, orange striped trousers, and plain waistcoat. Fairings were cheap ceramic statuettes, given away as prizes at the fair. This is probably one.