Staffordshire Fairing? Lady next to a stump

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by *crs*, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. *crs*

    *crs* Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking I may have an unmarked Staffordshire Fairing. If not, can someone please point me in the right direction besides North, East, South or West? :) Well made lady figurine wearing a hat while standing next to a stump. Weighs a tad over 12 ounces. Not lightweight like the MIJ figurines are. Stands just shy of 8" with a 3 5/8" x 3" base Fairing.JPG
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  2. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    She's rather shiny for a Staffs one. That glaze almost looks cellulose.
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  3. *crs*

    *crs* Well-Known Member

    Thanks ownedbybear. It does have a glossy glaze vs matte. Fairing's usually have a matte glaze?
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  4. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

    most if not all fairings I've seen are German and porcelain. I have no idea what yours is but it isn't like any Staffordshire pieces I've run across...
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  5. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    Not Staffordshire .. not well painted, the face is very poorly done. ... Joy.
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  6. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    Those airbrushed colors don't look Staffordshire-ish either.
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  7. *crs*

    *crs* Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info. I'll follow another trail.
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  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    Ours can be shiny, but not that deep gloss like that. I agree the colours are all wrong, too - gilding is very bright.
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  9. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Would someone explain the term "fairing?"
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  10. wiscbirddog

    wiscbirddog Well-Known Member

    Merriam-Webster says:

    Definition of fairing
    (Entry 1 of 2)


    a: a present bought or given at a fair
  11. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Thanks, wiscbirddog! I was thinking that might be the case, but did not want to presume.
  12. blooey

    blooey Well-Known Member

  13. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Blooey. But it still mentions fairings being given away at fairs, so it's not that far off.
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  14. popsycat

    popsycat Well-Known Member

    This is the type of china I associate with "fairings" I believe most of them were made in Germany. Lots of different images usually with a quote to go with the image. One of the most prolific was "last to bed puts out the light" as 2 people are leaping into bed.[​IMG]
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  15. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    It wouldn't surprise me if it was American. The shape and glaze rather remind me of some of the pieces American Bisque and Leeds made. Not the bottom I would have expected but...
  16. *crs*

    *crs* Well-Known Member

    Thanks Don.
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  17. *crs*

    *crs* Well-Known Member

    Mystery solved after all these years :)
    Stanford Pottery of Sebring, OH
    Found someone who has a a pair with original labels
  18. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Perseverance pays off!! ;) :playful::playful: :D:D:D
  19. *crs*

    *crs* Well-Known Member

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