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.
Birds Ornament

Birds Ornament

Plain white ceramic ornament – part of a larger object – comprising three birds on a branch, possibly parrots. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Large Doll’s Leg (Side View)

Large Doll’s Leg (Side View)

Large doll’s leg, with orange/ yellow boot and brown ribbon at the knee. The doll would have had a fabric body to which her ceramic limbs and head were attached. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Large Doll’s Leg

Large Doll’s Leg

Large doll’s leg, with orange/ yellow boot and brown ribbon at the knee. The doll would have had a fabric body to which her ceramic limbs and head were attached. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Lion Tureen Lid Knob

Lion Tureen Lid Knob

Knob/ handle from the top of a tureen lid, in the shape of a lion (poorly cast). From ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Clown Ornament

Clown Ornament

Ornament of a boy dressed as a clown. The base is broken off. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Female Statuette

Female Statuette

Broken statuette or ornament involving a woman or girl leaning over/ into an object, perhaps a large vessel. She wears a pink top, blue sash, white socks, blue shoes and a skirt decorated with flowers in green and red. Her legs are coloured in light flesh tones. The...
Pug Ornament

Pug Ornament

Small white ceramic pug ornament, with possible traces of brown/ red colouring. The pug is wearing a collar with three bells. The feet and base of the ornament are missing. Found amid London rubbish dumped on the Essex marshes.
Cat Ornament (from above)

Cat Ornament (from above)

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...
Faith, Hope and Charity Statuette

Faith, Hope and Charity Statuette

Plain white ceramic religious ornament involving three women/ angels carrying a cross, an anchor and a heart, these figure representing faith, hope and charity respectively. The base is damaged. Found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s.
Spaniel Statuette

Spaniel Statuette

Damaged statuette of a spaniel, with rudimentary colouring applied. From ash and domestic refuse, 1890s.
Boy Statuette

Boy Statuette

Headless ceramic statuette of a boy in a shaggy fleece-like garment surmounting a tunic and waistcoat, with breeches and boots, standing against a brick wall. He is holding a spoon. He may be a character from a nursery rhyme such as Little Jack Horner, Little Tommy...
Statuettes

Statuettes

Heads from tiny statuettes (ornaments or toys). The one on the left has been lightly coloured.
Children’s Cups and Toys

Children’s Cups and Toys

Childhood objects from labourers’ rubbish in Kent. Top: nursery rhyme mugs with verses from The House that Jack Built. Green and Brown transfer-print, pearlware, Staffordshire, c. 1840? Centre: alphabet mugs and a tiny doll, with part of a doll’s plate and...