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    Posted 11 years ago

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    I learn something new every day! While admiring a fish figurine posted by Sean68, the little icon box suggested Staffordshire. I had heard of the big porcelain company like most folks, but never actually researched any. Wow, was I surprised! Among the usual flowers and people figurines were all kinds of funky folksy fun stuff! I LOVE them! I posted two findings here that I saw this morning and started digging through my cache of carving photos. Years ago I had carved mermaids and tigers eating people. Cool!
    Through the years people often asked me, "where do you get your ideas?" and I would say "In my dreams I guess?" Evidently that was a true statement and I never knew it. Thanks Sean for another eye opener!


    1. junglehouse junglehouse, 11 years ago
      Sean68: Than you for posting the fish figurine, It made my day!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 years ago
      The Staffordshire items you refer to are amazing! These are the really rare pieces that are highly collectible these days .... Not the common flat back spaniels but the ones that synthesised ideas ..... stories Biblical, historical, political messages, mottoes, commemoratives, "gaudy" ware, the gaudier the better.
      Check out the Lenci figure groups too!
      Subtler colour tones!
      Love your stuff!
    3. junglehouse junglehouse, 11 years ago
      Awesome info! vetraio50. I will definitely look into the Lenci figures. My mom has a porcelain tiger attacking a horse that belonged to my grandmother. I am going to check out the bottom of it. I am so glad I found Collectors Weekly! Antique paintings, artwork, old photos, film and historic relics were always my passion; they speak of real people in another age. I have a novel yet to be published. Historic romance time travel, very well done that took me 3 years to write. But that's another story. For now I have some plumeria frangipani that need planting.
    4. Belltown Belltown, 11 years ago
      Our article on Staffordshire leads off with the tiger:
    5. junglehouse junglehouse, 11 years ago
      I loved this article! I have never seen these figurines and find they have a folksy bent to them. Thank you for sharing. I enjoy the history as well as the art form.
    6. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 3 years ago
      Fascinating article!

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