Staffordshire Tom King on horseback figure


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Object Description

Staffordshire Pottery figure with a folklore theme which features Tom King on horseback, stood on an oblong base. Dull gilt base line. Flatback, decorated only to the front. Vent holes to reverse and underside. This piece represents Tom King who was part of an infamous highwaymen partnership with Dick Turpin. In 1735 Turpin accidentally shot and killed King. Their story was later dramatized on many occasions. Book reference ,’Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875′ Book 1, by A.& N. Harding, page 264, figure 943.

Object Condition

Good. No restoration. A few paint losses to his boot, left eye, reins and title. Slight rubbing to gilt. Some wear to his hat. KILN EFFECTS: shrinkage lines to the ground; glaze run to the cobalt blue glaze; a few touch marks to the ground.

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+44 (0)1245 425045
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Dealer Location

PO Box 12911

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