Princeton University Library Catalog

Victorian Staffordshire pottery religious figures : stories on the mantelpiece / Stephen Duckworth.

Author:
Duckworth, Stephen [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Woodbridge, Sufolk, UK : Acc Pub Group, [2017].
  • New York : ACC DIstribution
  • ©2017
Description:
160 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Summary note:
The first title to describe Victorian religious figures in the context of their times- A comprehensive illustrated catalog of well over 200 figures with an assessment of their dating and rarity- Individual descriptions of the figures in their biblical or historic settings. A multitude of colourful and naive biblical and other religious pottery figures found their way into 19th century Victorian homes in Britain. They were bought by tradesmen, shop-keepers, clerks, teachers and the more skilled working class people. This book tells the story of these Staffordshire pottery figures, which sold in their thousands to stand on the mantelpieces of Christian families, both Protestant and Catholic.Three chapters provide a social history context: the religious background, an assessment of who purchased the figures, the Victorian home and how it was furnished. The final four chapters review the pottery figures themselves, which are based on the Old Testament, the New Testament, relevant religious themes and portraits of preachers.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (page 157) and index.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781851498710
  • 1851498710
OCLC:
982650520
Other standard number:
  • 40027710380
RCP:
C - S