Antique Staffordshire Flatback Figurine, Miss Nightingale
An original Victorian flack back figurine of Miss Nightingale.Produced, circa 1860, in the aftermath of the Crimean war to commemorate the efforts of Florence Nightingale ,this often bear little or no resemblance to her actual image! This one is approximately 252mm tall and has her standing on a plinth on which is Miss Nightingale,Her hand rests on a pile of books.She is wearing a brightly decorated dress with blue bodice. Plain white back which would have been against the wall on the mantle shelf, vent hole to rear.
Good condition for it's age but moderate crazing to the glaze.