Sailor and lady
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Tintagel, Cornwall (Accredited Museum)
Staffordshire figures reflected the news of the day in the eighteenth and nineteenth century whether about royalty, the military, politicians, sportsmen or religion, and would usually have been displayed above the fireplace.
A Staffordshire earthenware flat back group of soldier and his wife, possibly dating from the Crimean war. He wears white flat cap, blue short jacket, white trousers and orange ankle-length cloak, brown shoes and carries a green bag. She wears yellow bonnet, orange bodice and short green cloak. Her skirt is in green, orange and white stripes. She also carries a pink bag. Both stand on an oval green painted naturalistic base, above a white plinth painted with a gilt line.
Bequeathed to the National Trust by Miss Bathgate in 1991.
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