Staffordshire figure Ballet group, ‘Catarina’, Dudson c. 1860

$140.00 AUD

Staffordshire pottery figure group, with small figures of a girl dancing on a bridge, a man playing a lute to one side, an arch of tree trunks above, with a swan swimming on the swiftly running river below, the whole decorated with patches of colourful sieved clay ‘moss’.
Circa 1865

H: 18.8cm

excellent condition


ref. Harding vol.1, fig.1652 for the model.

The sieved clay & colours suggests Dudson.

ref. Dudson Staffordshire Figures, p77 where the group is illustrated exactly.

The characters are identified as Catarina & Diavolino, from the Ballet ‘Catarina, ou La Fille Du Brigand’, first preformed at Her Majesty’s theatre, London, in 1846.



20cm high


In stock

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