Early Earthenware Hand made Victorian Woman
Very interesting and rare earthenware pottery Victorian lady whimsy. Completely hand formed and detailed. The details are excellent.
It dates from the mid to late 19th century. Found in the Midwest. She is 8 1/2 inches tall covered in a green copper oxide glaze.
The lace on the bottom of her dress is a layer of tooled clay some collectors call (coleslaw) a method of decoration used in Southern
potteries of the Shenandoah Valley and other Eastern potteries.
One hand has a crude old repair that testifies to the age of this whimsical gem.