Excellent pair of Staffordshire figures by Lloyd-Shelton circa 1845.. I bought these figures from Anthony Oliver of Oliver-Sutton Antiques-London in 1976. The figures are illustrated in his book " Staffordshire Pottery-The Tribal Art of England" where he rates them as the finest example of the art of gilding which Lloyd-Shelton was famous for. The figure on the right is named "The Woodman " taken from a print by Bartolozzi, which is also illustrated in the book.
The other figure he has named "The Shepherd". They are a beautiful example of Lloyd-Shelton's work, near mint. Apart from the top of dog's tail, I think that gives it a good pedigree as it shows in the book.Anthony Oliver was the leading expert in Staffordshire Figures at the time and he has devoted a whole. In his book to John and Rebecca Lloyd of Shelton. They are decorated in the round , The Woodman is 25cm high and the Shepherd is 25cm. These figures are very rare, Anthony Oliver thinks only 6 pairs were made, and 2 are in Museums. The item "A Very Rare pair of Staffordshire Figures By Lloyd-Shelton" is in sale since Saturday, November 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery, Glass\Pottery, Porcelain\Staffordshire\Decorative, Ornamental". The seller is "valen10" and is located in Terrey Hills. This item can be shipped worldwide.