Staffordshire Flatback Couple
There is some damage to the female of this couple where her head has at some point in her past become detached from the rest of her and has been reattached. Having said this I think the way that the colour has drained from the male figures face might be more concerning.
He also seems distinctly not bothered by the fact that she has carrying a full basket of fruit and vegetables and also has a whole sheaf of corn that she is carrying on her head. Gallantry is probably not his forte.
I’m presuming that it is a sheaf of corn on her head although, equally it could be an elaborate hat in the form of said wheat sheaf that she is having to hold in place lest a gust of wind blows it away.
As with most other Staffordshire flatbacks this one is undecorated on the reverse. As well as the damage to the female the figures are quite crazed but despite this they are still quite charming.
Depth (front to back): 8cm