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Large Antique 19th Century Pair English Staffordshire Sheep Ram Spill Vases Figurines


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Here is a beautiful pair of early , 19th Century Staffordshire Flatback Ram & Sheep Spill Vases. These salt glazed stoneware vases are larger than what I have usually found.  
Most Staffordshire figures made from 1740 to 1900 were produced by small potteries and makers' marks are generally absent.

Salt glaze pottery is usually stoneware with a glaze of glossy,  translucent and slightly orange-like texture which was formed by throwing common salt into the kiln during the higher temperature part of the firing process. Sodium from the salt reacts with silica in the clay body to form a glassy coating. The glaze may be colorless or may be colored various shades of brown blue, or purple depending on the oxide used.

Approximate dimensions of both: Height - 19cm (7.5"), Width - 15cm (6"), Depth - 9cm (3.5").

Condition: These lovely vases are in very good condition apart from a single, painted-over chip to the ear of one sheep - see photos.  They still display beautifully and it is not unusual to find these that are this old with some repair or damage. They are nearly 200 years OLD!!!