Since the 1960s, the best Victorian Staffordshire ceramic figures pieces have achieved values rivaling porcelain figures from Dresden and Meissen. Over 350 beautiful images here display the figures produced from 1875 onward at their best, both original pieces and later reproductions. The Parr-Kent Factory; Sampson Smith; James Sadler & Sons, Ltd.; Lancaster & Sons, Ltd.; Joseph Unwin & Co.; and Arthur J. Wilkinson, Ltd. are shown to have made figures ranging from portraits to a menagerie of animals. Among the famous personages represented are Queen Victoria, Robert Baden-Powell, Winston Churchill, Horatio Nelson, and Woodrow Wilson.
The informative text gives tips on determining original figures from reproductions, brief histories of the Staffordshire factories involved, and important information on values, with value codes in the captions. This is a wonderful companion volume to the author's three previous informative texts on this subject, covering the period 1835-1875.