STAFFORDSHIRE and Victorian

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Traditional Staffordshire ornamental pottery was made to provide cheap and cheerful ornaments for the middle and working classes in the nineteenth century.  Its success caused it to be widely imitated. A decorative Victorian pottery style, generally anonymous, in vases and planters also emerged, which is not easy to define but recognisable enough. The Japanese later turned out a good deal for this end of the market, but sometimes in porcelain rather than pottery.

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Classic Staffordshire 'flatback' taperholder

Pair of milk vendors

Staffordshire elephant taperholders

Classic Staffordshire spaniel

Staffordshire Santa Claus jar

Victorian vases

Frog matchholder. Japanese?

... and other creatures

Oil lamp base. Japanese?

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