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Staffordshire Roc Bird

Staffordshire England

Mid 19th Century


12″ H x 6 1/2″ W


Staffordshire Pottery figure with a theatrical and literary theme which features a Roc bird perched on an oval base. Dull gilt base line. Decorated mainly to the front.  This piece represents or could have been inspired by the story, ‘The Arabian Nights’ first translated into English in 1840. Book reference,’Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875′ Book 2, by A.& N. Harding, page 259, figure 2839/2840.


WHY WE LOVE IT: The colors are wonderful and will always stand on its own on any bookshelf.