Staffordshire Red Riding Hood and Wolf Spill Vase Circa 1830
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Staffordshire Red Riding Hood and Wolf Spill Vase Circa 1830 This is an incredible Antique Staffordshire Little Red Riding Hood Spill Vase. These were hand painted so they are all unique and this one has a very nice expression on the face. It has a beautiful array of colors with red, orange, blue, pink, yellow, blue, green and accents in the brown and black. This is a amazing collectible the back was made flat to lean against a wall and the detail is good, very charming figural on the famous Story book Characters.
A spill vase was usually kept on the mantel piece and was filled with rolled paper tapers or very thin wood sticks, called spill. Spill was used to transfer fire from the fireplace to candles, lamps, a pipe or a cigar. Commercial matches, which first surfaced in England during the 1820s, were a relatively expensive commodity until the late 19th century, and spill was therefore a more cost effective solution
The above passage is accredited to the Wikipedia History site.
Condition; Very Good considering the age, has paint chips on the cape near wolf and on shoulder, some age related crazing.
Measurements: 10” Tall x 5 1/2” Wide x 2 1/2” Front to Back
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- Width: 8 inches
- Height: 14 inches
- Depth: 8 inches
- Weight: 4 pounds
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