Catalogue


Staffordshire portrait figures : and allied subjects of the Victorian era : including the definitive catalogue /
P.D. Gordon Pugh.
edition
New and rev. ed.
imprint
Woodbridge : Antique Collectors' Club, 1987.
description
558 p. : ill. (some col.), facsims. ; 31 cm.
ISBN
1851490108
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
Woodbridge : Antique Collectors' Club, 1987.
isbn
1851490108
local note
Fisher copy: Includes dust jacket. Includes clippings laid in.
catalogue key
2178004
 
Gift; Edgar & Elizabeth Collard; 2012; RB318535.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 550-551) and indexes.
A Look Inside
Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
The definitive work on these figures, whose appeal has grown enormously. It contains a vast photographic reference to the 1,500 figures and offers a wide range of practical information.
Unpaid Annotation
This definitive work contains a vast photographic reference to 1,500 figures from murderers to politicians, and from soldiers to actresses. This book is a revision of the standard work affectionately known as 'Pugh'. It has become an invaluable reference because of the wide range of practical information it contains on such collecting pitfalls as forgeries, fakes, reproductions and repairs.
Long Description
When this book was first published in 1970 it provided what the collector of Staffordshire portrait figures had long wanted; a vast photographic reference to the fifteen hundred or so portrait figures which were produced in the nineteenth century and which encapsulate so much of the history of Victorian England. As a collecting subject these figures are immensely popular throughout the English speaking world and beyond, and the increases in prices being recorded confirm the continued interest. Why are Staffordshire figures so popular? They are extremely decorative and also often have a na
Long Description
When this book was first published in 1970 it provided what the collector of Staffordshire portrait figures had long wanted; a vast photographic reference to the fifteen hundred or so portrait figures which were produced in the nineteenth century and which encapsulate so much of the history of Victorian England. As a collecting subject these figures are immensely popular throughout the English speaking world and beyond, and the increases in prices being recorded confirm the continued interest. Why are Staffordshire figures so popular? They are extremely decorative and also often have a na
Main Description
When this book was first published in 1970 it provided what the collector of Staffordshire portrait
Main Description
When this book was first published in 1970 it provided what the collector of Staffordshire portrait figures had long wanted; a vast photographic reference to the fifteen hundred or so portrait figures which were produced in the nineteenth century and whic
Main Description
When this book was first published in 1970 it provided what the collector of Staffordshire portrait figures had long wanted; a vast photographic reference to the fifteen hundred or so portrait figures which were produced in the nineteenth century and which encapsulate so much of the history of Victorian England. As a collecting subject these figures are immensely popular throughout the English speaking world and beyond, and the increases in prices being recorded confirm the continued interest. Why are Staffordshire figures so popular? They are extremely decorative and also often have a naïvete and charm which strikes a sympathetic chord among a wide range of collectors, while the subjects of the figures themselves, as well as the events which they record; from murderers to politicians, from soldiers to actresses - are the very fabric from which history is made. This book is a revised edition of the standard work affectionately known as 'Pugh'. While it is based on the 1981 revised edition and carefully follows the system of reference numbering, the text has been moved so that the 900 black and white illustrations and captions are now close together and the book therefore a great deal easier to use. The 62 colour photographs have been taken for this edition at the City Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, where the bulk of Surgeon Rear-Admiral Pugh's collection now rests. Staffordshire Portrait Figures is an invaluable work, not only becauseof the wide range of information it contains but also because it looks at collecting pitfalls such as forgeries, fakes, reproductions and repairs.

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