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Staffordshire Furniture

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Thanks to its reserves of clay, lead, salt and coal, Staffordshire, England, has been a center for ceramics since the early 17th century. The county was home at one time to hundreds of pottery workshops and as many as 4,000 bottle-shaped kilns that operated year-round. The term “Staffordshire Potteries” refers to the industrial area of Stoke-on-Trent — comprising the towns Burslem, Fenton, Hanley, Longton, Stoke and Tunstall — where most of the production was concentrated.

In 1720, potter John Astbury discovered that he could make what would later be called creamware by adding ground flint powder to the local red clay. Because resources were so plentiful in Staffordshire, local potters could afford to experiment, working to refine their techniques and designs. One such innovator was Thomas Whieldon, an important 18th-century potter known today for his tortoiseshell ware, whose brilliant glazed surface of caramel, yellow and green hues was made with copper and manganese compounds.

Whieldon operated the Fenton Low workshop, making coffee- and teapots, dinner services and even ornamental knife hafts. He was an influential figure: Josiah Spode apprenticed at the workshop prior to opening his company in 1770, and Josiah Wedgwood partnered with Whieldon for five years before establishing his eponymous firm in 1759.

Wedgwood is perhaps the best known of the Staffordshire potters. The firm produced a line of light-colored earthenware for Queen Charlotte, who liked it so much that she granted permission to market it under the moniker Queen’s Ware, which despite the name, was designed for everyday use.

In the same regal vein, in 1773, Wedgwood created the 954-piece Frog service for Catherine the Great, of Russia. The company is also known for its black stoneware, Black Basalt, which imitates the color and shapes of Etruscan vases; Jasperware, with its classical reliefs applied on the unglazed body; and pearlware.

By the end of the 18th century, Staffordshire was the primary producer of ceramics for the American colonies, even creating patriotic wares celebrating independence for this market. The imagery on Staffordshire ceramics became more standardized during the mid-18th century with the advent of transferware, in which a design etched on a copper plate is printed on tissue paper, which is then used to transfer the wet ink onto the ceramic surface. This technique enabled artisans to decorate their wares with complex scenes that wrapped around an object’s surface and make several copies of popular patterns.

The Staffordshire potters also produced decorative figurines, such as this charming pair of cows dating from the 19th century. Particularly popular in Great Britain were pieces with hunting imagery, such as this George IV porcelain stirrup cup in the shape of a fox head wearing a gilt collar inscribed with the word “Tallyho.” Among the many whimsical vessels produced is this mid-19th-century frog mug. The exterior is painted with a charming scene of people picking fruit on one side and ladies on a garden swing on the other side, while inside a molded frog’s head at the bottom of the mug makes a gurgling sound when the beverage has been almost completely consumed.

On 1stDibs, find a range of antique ceramics from the Staffordshire Potteries including decorative objects, tea sets, dinner plates and other items.

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Creator: Staffordshire
Staffordshire cow spill vases, c. 1860.
By Staffordshire
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Pair of Staffordshire pottery spill vases, c. 1860. Modelled as a herdsman, and a milkmaid holding milk pails, sat upon rockwork, above their cows, before tree trunks, forming the sp...
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1850s English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pottery

Antique English 19th Century Porcelain Staffordshire Ware Figure of A Hound
By Staffordshire
Located in London, GB
Antique 19th Century Porcelain Staffordshire Ware Hound By William Kent C.1850 A superb hand painted elegant hound figure presented in very good condition commensurate of age. Minor...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Porcelain

Early 20th Century English Staffordshire Spaniel Dog Figurines, Pair
By Staffordshire
Located in Doylestown, PA
Facing pair of Staffordshire spaniel figurines, England, c. 1920. Charming hand-painted ceramic King Charles Cavalier Spaniels in black and white paint decoration with a gilt collar...
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1920s English Victorian Vintage Staffordshire Furniture

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Ceramic, Paint

English Royale Stratford Staffordshire Porcelain Border Collie Dog Figurine
By Staffordshire
Located in Pearland, TX
A rare vintage English Royale Stratford Staffordshire porcelain border collie dog figurine, circa 1950. Maker's mark on reverse and signed by the arti...
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Mid-20th Century English Staffordshire Furniture

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Porcelain

Staffordshire pottery Tithe Pig bocage group, c. 1830.
By Staffordshire
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Staffordshire pottery ‘Tithe Pig’ bocage group, c. 1830. Modelled as the three characters stood before a tree. The farmer holding a pig, his wife holding their baby, and the vicar, l...
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1830s English Georgian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pottery

Pair Staffordshire pottery Basket of Flowers Spaniels, c. 1860.
By Staffordshire
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Pair of Staffordshire pottery ‘Basket of Flowers’ Spaniels, c. 1860. Both dogs painted with yellow eyes, and having large liver red spots to their bodies. They carry large, yellow ba...
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1860s English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pottery

King Edward V111 Royal Commemorative Pottery Beaker, May 12th 1937
By Staffordshire
Located in Lincoln, Lincolnshire
This is a royal commemorative earthenware (pottery) beaker celebrating the planned coronation of King Edward V111th on May 12th 1937. The tapering beaker or cup would have been made...
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Mid-20th Century English Staffordshire Furniture

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Earthenware

Par of Antique Early 20th Century English Staffordshire Spaniel Dogs Figurines
By Staffordshire
Located in Pearland, TX
A fine pair of antique early 20th-Century English Staffordshire mantel dogs. Marked on reverse. These charming dogs are hand painted with lovely gilt details and sweet faces. They ar...
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Early 20th Century English Victorian Staffordshire Furniture

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Ceramic

Staffordshire Hand-Painted Hen on Nest of Eggs Tureen
By Staffordshire
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A Staffordshire pottery hen on a basket covered tureen, England, circa 1890 The hand painted hen sits on her eggs in a yellow ochre basket weave oval base. The hen shows an unusual ...
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Late 19th Century English Edwardian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pottery

Staffordshire Porcelain Campana Vase, Salmon, Gilt and Flowers, circa 1820
By Staffordshire
Located in London, GB
On offer is a very fine small porcelain campana vase made circa year 1820 by an unknown Staffordshire potter. The vase has a beautiful delicate salmon colored ground, rich gilding an...
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1820s English Regency Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Porcelain

Pair of Early 20th Century English Staffordshire Boy & Girl Cow Figurines
By Staffordshire
Located in Pearland, TX
A superb pair of antique early 20th Century English Staffordshire boy and girl cow figurines. Maker's mark on reverse. These charming figurines feature a finely hand painted lad and ...
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Early 20th Century English Staffordshire Furniture

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Ceramic

Staffordshire pottery Foxes watch holder, c. 1860.
By Staffordshire
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Staffordshire pottery watch holder, c. 1860. Modelled as two foxes, seated either side of the watch holder, with a further fox, with its catch, stood above the watch holder. Coloured...
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1860s English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pottery

Antique Staffordshire Polychromed Porcelain Zebra & Poodle Dog Figures C1870
By Staffordshire
Located in Big Flats, NY
Antique Staffordshire Polychromed Porcelain Zebra & Poodle Dog Figures C1870 Measures- Zebra: 5''H x 4.75''L x 2.5''D; Dog: 4''H x 2.5''L x 2''D
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Late 19th Century Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Pair Staffordshire pottery cats, c. 1850.
By Staffordshire
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Rare and fine pair of Staffordshire pottery cats, c. 1850. The recumbent cats, painted with large underglaze black spots, and having yellow eyes. Set upon underglaze cobalt blue oval...
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1850s English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pottery

Pair Prattware Cupid wall pockets, c. 1810.
By Staffordshire
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Pair of large English Prattware pottery wall pockets, c. 1810. The cornucopia shaped wall pockets, moulded with Cupid with a quiver of arrows suspended from swags of flowers in high ...
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Early 1800s English Georgian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pottery

Staffordshire pottery recumbent cat, c. 1850.
By Staffordshire
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Rare and fine Staffordshire pottery cat, c. 1850. The recumbent cat, painted with large underglaze black spots, and having yellow eyes. Set upon an underglaze cobalt blue base, with ...
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1850s English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Pottery

Staffordshire Pottery Figure of President Abraham Lincoln on Horseback
By Staffordshire
Located in Downingtown, PA
Staffordshire Pottery Figure of Lincoln on Horseback Mid-19th Century The figure depicts President Abraham Lincoln sitting on horseback, his head turned towards the viewer, on an ov...
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1860s English Early Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Pottery

Staffordshire Bone China Silhouette Made in England, Set of 3, FREE SHIPPING
By Staffordshire
Located in Bochum, NRW
Set of 3 Staffordshire silhouette images framed on porcelain medallions (black gold), with black velvet background. These beautiful Fine Bone China Frame Wall Art...
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Mid-20th Century British Mid-Century Modern Staffordshire Furniture

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Porcelain

English Porcelain Cigarette Holder by Arthur Bowker for Staffordshire
By Staffordshire
Located in New York, NY
An English pink porcelain cigarette holder, in the Rococo style, by Arthur Bowker for Staffordshire, circa early-20th century, England. Piece is pink porcelain, oval, with a floral c...
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Early 20th Century English Rococo Staffordshire Furniture

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Porcelain

Pair of Early 20th Century English Staffordshire Spaniel Dogs Figurines
By Staffordshire
Located in Pearland, TX
A wonderful pair of antique early 20th-Century English Staffordshire spaniel dogs with gilt accents. Maker's mark on reverse. These charming dogs are hand painted with beautiful deta...
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Early 20th Century English Victorian Staffordshire Furniture

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Ceramic

Staffordshire Pottery Figure of Bacchus With Cup on a Wine Barrel
By Staffordshire
Located in Downingtown, PA
Staffordshire Pottery Figure of Bacchus With Cup on a Wine Barrel, 19th Century The charming figure depicts the figure of Bacchus with a grape and leaf wreath around his head sittin...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pottery

Pair of Staffordshire Porcelain Dogs with Gilt Basket of Pups
By Staffordshire
Located in New York, NY
Each with green bow-tied ribbon around neck; standing on an orange oval plinth base.
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19th Century British Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Large Staffordshire Elephant, c. 1880
By Staffordshire
Located in Pasadena, CA
This is a very rare and large Staffordshire figure of an Indian elephant on a plinth, dressed in its traditional drapings. The elephant dates to c. 1880 and is in overall very good c...
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1880s English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pottery

Staffordshire pottery bocage group, ‘Hairdresser’, c. 1820.
By Staffordshire
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Staffordshire pottery bocage group of large size, ‘Hairdresser’, c. 1820. The very well modelled group, depicting a man curing the hair of a seated lady, whilst she looks in a hand m...
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1820s English Georgian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pottery

Pair of 19th Century Staffordshire Figures of Recumbent Sheep
By Staffordshire
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of 19th century Staffordshire figures of Recumbent Sheep. England, circa 1860s. A diminutive pair of expressive pair of Staffordshire pottery sheep with textured bodies. Som...
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19th Century English High Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pottery

Pair of Late Staffordshire Recumbent Figures of Dalmatians
By Staffordshire
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of late Staffordshire Recumbent figures Dalmatians USA, 20th 1950s A good pair of a later Staffordshire hand painted and enameled porcelain figures of reclining Dalmatians....
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Mid-20th Century English High Victorian Staffordshire Furniture

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Porcelain

Staffordshire "Auld Lang Syne" '3' Figured Porcelain circa 1850. English
By Staffordshire
Located in Incline Village, NV
Three figures are seated at a table where rests a jug of ale; all on a rectangular oval base where the title of the porcelain is stated in gold gilt script "Auld Lang Syne...
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Mid-19th Century English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Porcelain

Pair Staffordshire Spaniel and Pups in Wash Baskets
By Staffordshire
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Pair of Staffordshire Pottery groups which feature a spaniel and her pups in a wicker wash basket, seated on an oval base. Dull gilt base line and embellishment. Decorated mainly to ...
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Mid-19th Century Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Earthenware

Antique Miniature Staffordshire Pottery Spaniel Dog Figurine with Confetti Fur
By Staffordshire
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique English Staffordshire pottery figurine. Depicting a seated Spaniel. With confetti fur and painted black highlights. Simply a wonderful Staffordshire dog figurine...
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Late 19th Century British Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pottery

20th Century English Majolica Pink colorJug Signed Staffordshire
By Staffordshire
Located in Auribeau sur Siagne, FR
It is a painted ceramic pitcher in Pink color. It was made during the 20th Century in England. It represent Roses.
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20th Century English Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

19th Century Staffordshire Figurines of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert 'Large'
By Staffordshire
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
19th century Staffordshire Figurines of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert (Large) England, circa 1860 Offering a rare find, this pair of 19th-century Staffordshire Figures portrays t...
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19th Century English High Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pottery

Antique 19th C. English Staffordshire Figurine “the Prince & Princess” of Wales
By Staffordshire
Located in Naples, FL
Staffordshire Figurine of Albert and Victoria, Prince and Princess of Whales; they were widely popular and beloved by the English; made in England;...
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Mid-19th Century English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Staffordshire Pottery 'Milk Sold Here' Cow Spill Vase
By Staffordshire
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Staffordshire Pottery spill vase with a pastoral theme which features a cow, stood on an oval base. A thistle grows from under the cow. The piece is titled, 'MILK SOLD HERE'. Russet ...
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1860s English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Earthenware

Staffordshire Railway Interest Flat Back Pottery Spill Vase
By Staffordshire
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A scarce and early railway interest English Staffordshire flat back pottery spill vase with a seated couple with dog and with an evolved example of Stephenson’s Rocket dating from the 19th century. The hollow made earthenware spill vase portrays a seated couple in Scottish dress...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Earthenware

Pair of Diminutive Antique Staffordshire Black & White Seated Spaniels, C. 1860s
By Staffordshire
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Pair of Diminutive Antique Staffordshire black & white seated Spaniels, C. 1860s England, Circa 1860s A good pair of antique black and white Staffordshire...
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Mid-19th Century English High Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Pottery

Grayson Perry "Key Worker" Staffordshire Figure 'Design 3', 2021
By Staffordshire
Located in London, GB
A Grayson Perry glazed ceramic hand painted Home Worker Staffordshire Figure, which is part of his "Home Worker & Key Worker" series created for the Bristol Museum of Art in 2021. Th...
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2010s British Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Ceramic, Earthenware

Grayson Perry "Home Worker" Staffordshire Figure 'Design 4', 2021
By Staffordshire
Located in London, GB
A Grayson Perry glazed ceramic hand painted Home Worker Staffordshire Figure, which is part of his "Home Worker & Key Worker" series created for the Bristol Museum of Art in 2021. Th...
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2010s British Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Ceramic, Earthenware

Grayson Perry's "Home Worker & Key Worker" Complete Set of Staffordshire Figures
By Staffordshire
Located in London, GB
For sale the complete set of Grayson Perry's glazed ceramic hand painted "Home Worker & Key Worker" Staffordshire Figures, a series created for the Bristol Museum of Art in 2021. ...
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2010s British Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Ceramic, Earthenware

Antique English Staffordshire Pottery Toby Jug with Tricorn Hat Lid
By Staffordshire
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique Staffordshire pottery Toby Jug. In the form of a seated, smiling man holding a jug. The man's tricorn hat serves as a lid, and an inte...
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19th Century English Georgian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Pottery

Early 19th Century Staffordshire Pealware Tea Set with Strawberry & Vine Pattern
By Staffordshire
Located in Middleburg, VA
19th century Staffordshire Pealware tea set with strawberry pattern with vines and green leaves. England, 1830 circa Measurements: Teapot - 7.5" H, 11" W Sugar bowl - 6" H, 8" W ...
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Early 19th Century English Early Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pearlware

Staffordshire Ceramic Antique Hand Painted Bone China Liquor Sherry Bottle Tag
By Staffordshire
Located in Oklahoma City, OK
Antique liquor bottle decanter Sherry tag. This tag is created from fine bone china porcelain in a medallion shape. It is hand-painted with a blue, pink, and green floral motif on a crisp white background. A hand-painted gold edge decorates the sides with "Brandy" in black, at the center. A metal chain is affixed at the top which is used to hang on a liquor alcohol bottle...
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20th Century English Victorian Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Metal

19th Century Victorian Staffordshire Cottage
By Staffordshire
Located in Austin, TX
19th Century English Staffordshire Cottage.
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1870s English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Pair Staffordshire 'Simpson & Brown' Generals on Horseback
By Staffordshire
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Pair of Staffordshire figures with a military theme which feature two generals each holding a flag, seated on horseback. The pieces are titled, ''G. BROWN' and 'GNL SIMPSON'' to the fronts. Dull gilt titles and embellishment. These represent Sir James Simpson (1792-1868) served with the Grenadier Guards...
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1860s English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Earthenware

Pair Staffordshire ‘Pointer’ Spill Vases, c. 1870
By Staffordshire
Located in Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Pair of Staffordshire pottery spill vases, c. 1870. Well modelled as two Pointers, stood before tree trunks, forming the spill vases. The dogs, painted with black spots, and set upon...
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Late 19th Century English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Earthenware

Staffordshire Antique Pair Figures with Baskets Containing Flowers
By Staffordshire
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
A good pair English Staffordshire pottery figures portraying a Seated man and woman with a Basket containing flowers dating from around 1...
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1850s English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

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Pottery

Staffordshire King Charles Spaniel on Leaf Base
By Staffordshire
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Staffordshire Pottery figure which features a King Charles spaniel, stood on a leaf embellished base. Dull gilt embellishment.
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1860s English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Earthenware

Antique English Staffordshire Pottery Toby Jug with a Tricorn Hat Lid
By Staffordshire
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique Staffordshire pottery Toby jug. In the form of a seated, smiling man holding a jug. The man's tricorn hat serves as a lid, and an inte...
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19th Century English Georgian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Pottery

Alhambra, Antique Blue Transfer Decorated Ironstone Platter, U.K, circa 1850
By Staffordshire
Located in Chatham, ON
ALHAMBRA (Pattern Name) - Victorian Staffordshire blue transfer decorated ironstone platter or tray - featuring a castle in the center with a floral patt...
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Mid-19th Century British Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Grayson Perry "Key Worker" Staffordshire Figure 'Design 1', 2021
By Staffordshire
Located in London, GB
A Grayson Perry glazed ceramic hand painted Key Worker Staffordshire Figure, which is part of his "Home Worker & Key Worker" series created for the Bristol...
Category

2010s British Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Ceramic, Earthenware

Grayson Perry "Home Worker" Staffordshire Figure 'Design 2', 2021
By Staffordshire
Located in London, GB
A Grayson Perry glazed ceramic hand painted Home Worker Staffordshire Figure, which is part of his "Home Worker & Key Worker" series created for the Bristol Museum of Art in 2021. Th...
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2010s British Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Ceramic, Earthenware

Rare Pair Staffordshire Pottery Cats on Cushions
By Staffordshire
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Pair of Staffordshire Pottery figures which feature a cat on a cushion, recumbent on an oval base. Dull gilt base line and embellishment.
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1860s English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Earthenware

Staffordshire Pottery Boy with St. Bernard Figure
By Staffordshire
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Parr Factory Staffordshire figure with a childhood theme which features a boy, standing in front of a St. Bernard dog, stood on an oval base. Dull gilt base line and embellishment. D...
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Mid-19th Century English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Earthenware

Staffordshire Florence Nightingale with Soldier Figure
By Staffordshire
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Staffordshire pottery figure with which features Florence Nightingale tending to a wounded soldier, stood on an oval base. The piece is titled, 'M...
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1860s English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Earthenware

19th Century English Blue & White Pagoda Plate Staffordshire
By Staffordshire
Located in Austin, TX
19th Century English blue & white Pagoda Plate signed Staffordshire.
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1890s English Japonisme Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Ceramic

Antique Staffordshire Pottery Flat Back Figurine of a Gypsy Camp with Campfire
By Staffordshire
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A fine antique Staffordshire pottery figural flat back spill vase. In the form of a gypsy family with livestock gathered around a cookin...
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19th Century English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Pottery

19th Century Staffordshire Blue Willow Serving Platter
By Staffordshire
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 19th century large blue willow serving platter is signed Staffordshire, England. The condition is in mint condition.
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19th Century English Country Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Porcelain

Staffordshire Pottery Duck Tureen
By Staffordshire
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Staffordshire Pottery tureen with cover which features a duck forming the lid, sitting on a base molded with a rippling water effect. Maker's mark, '6' mo...
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Mid-19th Century English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Earthenware

Staffordshire Pottery Girl with St. Bernard Figure
By Staffordshire
Located in Chelmsford, Essex
Parr Factory Staffordshire figure with a childhood theme which features the a girl, standing in front of a St. Bernard dog, stood on an oval base. Dull gilt base line and embellishment. Decorated 'in the round' - decoration to front and reverse. Vent hole to the reverse. Book reference ,'Victorian Staffordshire Figures...
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1870s English Victorian Antique Staffordshire Furniture

Materials

Earthenware

Staffordshire furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Staffordshire furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of ceramic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Staffordshire furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Staffordshire were created in the Victorian style in europe during the 19th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by James Dixon & Sons, Samuel Alcock & Co., and Copeland Spode. Prices for Staffordshire furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $115 and can go as high as $40,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,065.
Questions About Staffordshire Furniture
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No. In fact, most Staffordshire figurines are not marked. Staffordshire figurines made from 1740 to the mid-1900s don’t generally have a maker’s mark, since they were produced by unknown, small manufacturers. Those manufactured by Kent between 1944 and 1962 feature a black printed mark that reads “Staffordshire Ware Kent Made in England.” Shop a collection of Staffordshire figurines from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Almost all Staffordshire pottery and porcelain features a potter’s mark or symbol. One of the most common varieties is the Staffordshire knot, which is a three-loop knot sometimes accompanied by initials and a crown. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of vintage and contemporary Staffordshire pottery from some of the world’s top dealers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    You can typically spot Staffordshire pottery by locating the potter’s mark or symbol. One of the most common varieties is the Staffordshire knot, which is a three-loop knot sometimes accompanied by initials and a crown. Shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Staffordshire pottery from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 13, 2024
    To date Staffordshire pottery, look for the maker's mark on the bottom or interior. Then, use trusted online resources to determine the maker and find out when it was active. If you need assistance, have a certified appraiser or knowledgeable antiques dealer examine your pottery. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Staffordshire pottery.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few signs to look for to authenticate an antique Staffordshire dog figurine. Antique figurines are press molded and feature a small hole in the base, rather than a larger one. The quality of the painting is highly detailed and gilded detail may be worn a bit with age. It is always best to have a professional verify if your figurine is authentic. Shop a range of expertly vetted Staffordshire dog figures on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To tell if Staffordshire figurines are real, turn them over. An authentic Staffordshire will have a hole in the base due to the press-molded firing technique. Also, artisans hand-painted the figurines, so no two ever show off the exact same variations in color. Staffordshire didn't add maker's marks to their pieces. If you see a name on a decorative object, it is unlikely to be authentic. Find a collection of expertly vetted Staffordshire figurines on 1stDibs.

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