The piece is of a type called spill vases. This vase, probably made in the late 19th or early 20th century and primarily intended as a decorative piece, features a fox looking upwards at a rooster perched in a tree above a chicken coop.
What is Staffordshire pottery called?
Staffordshire porcelain is essentially all the above. It is also a type of porcelain which was known as salt-glazed, or creamware porcelain, but these arent the only types produced there. And it is also associated with a style of porcelain design – Blue Ware was a porcelain design that originated in Staffordshire.
What are fireplace spills?
holder or “Spill” is a vase or other vessel used before the widespread availability of friction matches to hold the device which transferred a flame. Even if matches were attainable, to light a stove, candle or pipe most people used splints, spills or tapers to transfer the flame from the fireplace.
What is Staffordshire famous for?
Staffordshire is also famously home to Alton Towers, one of Britains most popular attractions and a magnet for thrill-seekers with its adrenaline rides, waterpark and amusements. Historical attractions in the county include Tamworth Castle, built by Æthelflæd, daughter of Alfred the Great.
Is all Staffordshire marked?
Like other low cost mass produced items, original 19th and early 20th century Staffordshire figures are very rarely marked. Using Staffordshire as a place name doesnt necessarily mean a piece is old, but using it any other way is certainly a danger sign of a modern piece.
What food is Staffordshire famous for?
Meat, cheese, pickle and beer have all become famously associated with Staffordshire over the years. And now were also becoming famous for chocolate too.