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Victorian Staffordshire quill holders were popular in the mid-19th century. The potteries worked hard to create examples in all sorts of charming motifs to keep up with the demand, most often including naturalistic interpretations such as birds and their nests, children with animals, or single animals.; This example is an exceptionally pretty one. The mother bird is in rich, deep cobalt blue with gold highlights on her feathers. She has a cute black beak. Her baby chicks are a soft yellow with black beaks that contrast well with the nest colors and that of their mother. Danger is portrayed in the shape of a snake entering the nest. Its head is picked out in green and black. The nest was lavishly painted in pinks, greens and browns. The colors all come together to make a beautiful nest for the fledgling chicks.; This piece is in excellent condition, with no crazing or chips. There may be only a very small bit of paint loss on the head of the snake where one’s thumb would rest when picking up the quill holder. A thick blue glaze has protected this piece for some 160 years.; This is a quality piece and well worth adding to one’s collection.; It measures about 2-3/4 inches high and 2-1/2 inches in diameter.

Reserve: $150.00

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    Victorian Staffordshire Bird and Nest Quill Holder,

    Estimate $150 - $250Jun 03, 2020
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    Ships fromJasper52 seller #58937 in Michigan
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