There is a saying in North Carolina, "You never know how you look till you get your picture took," and it is so very true when it comes to Staffordshire pottery figures. I find that looking through the lens of the camera focuses my attention on the tiny details that matter, the elements that make each figure special. Case in point is the group below, which I have owned since my early collecting days. The quality cannot be faulted, and the group is as fresh and clean as if it were made yesterday.
I enjoy my tiny treasures enormously, but am I alone in this? The little pair of Turks (below) are so very fine and give me endless pleasure.
Visitors to our home often ask me which is the single figure I would keep if I could only keep one, and I tend to point to my small Wombwell's menagerie. But truth be told, if I could only keep one figure in my final years, any one of my smaller figures would fit the bill. If I am ga-ga and bed ridden, I would be quite content to clutch this small sheep, bought from John Howard a long time ago.
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