Statuette of man in chair

Statuette of man in chair

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.
Statue of man in Tudor dress

Statue of man in Tudor dress

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.
Buddha statuette

Buddha statuette

Small ceramic meditating Buddha statuette with the base broken off. Possibly of foreign manufacture.
Statuette head

Statuette head

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.
Cherub riding a shoe

Cherub riding a shoe

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...
Cat Ornament

Cat Ornament

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...
Pug’s Head

Pug’s Head

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.
Religious Ornament

Religious Ornament

Shrine statuette of praying figures (Mary and John?) facing, before┬áChrist 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.
Toy Clown

Toy Clown

Toy clown statuette with colouring to face. This may have been a fairing.
Woman in Bed

Woman in Bed

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.
Man in Chair

Man in Chair

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.