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Staffordshire lead-glazed earthenware figure, c. 1780; in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London—Courtesy of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; photograph, EB Inc.
Type of pottery figurine made in Staffordshire, Eng., beginning c. 1740. The figurines were made first in salt-glazed stoneware, later in lead-glazed earthenware. Subjects included musicians, animals, shepherds, classical deities, allegorical figures, portraits, theatrical and political personages, and even criminals. Staffordshire artists included the Wood family of potters.
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