Early Staffordshire figure titled ‘Earth’, gardener with spade, c. 1820
Early Staffordshire figure of a gentleman gardener with spade and bunch of grapes in his hands, dressed in a turquoise cloak and yellow pantaloons, on a earthy mound with square plinth titled ‘Earth’.
the base restored, shovel handle a replacement, chip at front of hat old restoration, slight touch-ups to enamels which are flaked; surprisingly, both hands are perfect.
This type of figure is attributed to Ralph Wood, a characteristic being three lines of brown on the base, the back being blank.
ref. earlystaffordshirefigures.com/153-elements.html for a partner ‘Fire’ figure.
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