Early Staffordshire figure titled ‘Widow’, attr. Dudson, c. 1810
Early Staffordshire Pottery figure of the ‘Widow of Zarephath’ modelled as the seated lady in a flower sprig decorated cloak, sticks clasped in her left hand, her right shielding her son, a barrel between her feet and a ewer at one side, seated on a rocky mound with applied flowers, set on a square plinth base with colourful scrolling red and blue marbling.
23.5cm high, base 12cm square
Restorations include twigs, tree is truncated, mysterious scar to right of figure restored and possibly a third component.
The base of this figure is identical to Dudson examples, but others also used this technique, so not attributable. The style of painting to her cloak is distinct.