A Victorian Staffordshire flat back figure depicting red riding hood against a tree trunk ca 1880. The trunk is open to the top allowing the item to be used as a spill vase. The figure also depicts an animal which presumably is supposed to be a wolf, however it looks rather like a fox or dog. Interestingly potters often had to go from just written descriptions of animals if they had never seen one, which is why there are some very odd looking flat backs of lions and other wild animals!
Minor paint losses particularly to red riding hoods cloak. Minor losses to shredded clay on tree. Crazing to the base. Typical firing flaws with some minor splits in places. Some chipping around the base about average for this type of figure.
Height: 25.3 cm ( 10 inch )
Width: 13.5 cm ( 5 1/4 inch ) at rim
Weight: 738 grams (before packing)
Stock Code: 6880 AG16-1
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