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Staffordshire potteries began producing figures of people and animals made out of earthenware during the latter eighteenth century. By the nineteenth century the trade prospered with the growth of  the English middleclass and the rapid urbanisation of the workforce. They desired ornaments and the potteries produced a range of product that reflected this need.

Most of the production was not refined and the painted decoration unsophisticated.

Fisher folk were an uncommon theme and quite rare to find.

Height.  215 mm. (8 inches).

Glazing rubbed on the left forearm of the fishwife.

Mid-nineteenth century.


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