An early Staffordshire figure of a drummer, circa 1770-75
Lot 114
An early Staffordshire figure of a drummer, circa 1770-75
£4,000 - 5,000
US$ 6,600 - 8,300
Lot Details
An early Staffordshire figure of a drummer, circa 1770-75
As an officer in a military band, the standing soldier wearing a green glazed jacket with blue cuffs and frogged waistcoat and a patterned grey cap, the small drum hung at his waist in brown clay edged in white and holding brown clay drumsticks, the domed base and supporting stump at the back glazed in light brown and with rouletted ornament, 17cm high

Footnotes

  • An identical figure also in a green coat and grey hat and holding a white drum is in the Captain Price Collection, no. B57 (58). A variant with a different pattern on the rouletted base and brown clay straps holding the drum, is in the Willett Collection in Brighton, illustrated by Pat Halfpenny, English Earthenware Figures (1991), p.30 (centre)
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