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.