Over 1400 historical ceramic figures encompass the wide range of themes depicted by Staffordshire potters between 1835 and 1875. 1090 bright color photos include portraits, naval and military figures, theatrical and literary characters, religious and temperance figures, hunters, shepherds, gardeners, harvesters, pastoral scenes, occupations, pursuits and pastimes, children, sporting figures, dogs and other animals, cottages, houses, and castles. The text provides updated information and listings for every known variation within each figural type. Cross-references to figures in the other 3 volumes in this series are provided in each category and value ranges are included. This will be a valued addition to the libraries of Staffordshire collectors worldwide.
Adrian and Nicholas Harding, father and son, have been dealers and collectors of Victorian Staffordshire figures for over 25 years. Their shop is located in Kent, England. This is their fifth book in an important series of books on the subject from Schiffer Publishing.