Early Staffordshire figure of ‘Water’, attr. Enoch Wood c. 1785

$580.00 AUD

Early Staffordshire Pottery figure depicting ‘Water’, from a set of the four elements, depicted as a bare-footed lady standing with a tall wicker fish trap by her side, her apron raised to hold a pile of gasping fish, on a low mound base strewn with seaweed & shells, on low square plinth with brown line to all sides, the whole unusually lightly decorated in blue, ochre, purple and green.

Unmarked, perhaps Enoch Wood,

Circa 1785

17cm high

Collector’s label for Frances L. Dickson, active mid-late 20th century. A large number of pieces were donated by Frances Dickson to the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, including numerous examples of early Staffordshire figures.

The exact model, with stronger colouring, is illustrated in Vol 4, ‘Staffordshire Figures’ by Myrna Schkolne, p84 fig.153.52, ‘Possibly made by Enoch Wood’. The brown line to the rim on all sides of the base is often noted as a Enoch characteristic. The finish underneath the base also conforms.

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