Superb Antique .. Staffordshire . `prince Albert On Horse-back` Figure C.1840
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Superb Antique .. Staffordshire . `prince Albert On Horse-back` Figure C.1840:
This is a superb & rare example of an early antique .. VictorianStaffordshire ..`Prince Albert on Horse-Back`Figure, ... made in the Staffordshire Potteries, ... and dating from circa. 1840. The figureis superbly modelled, in the round, ..as the young Prince Albert on horse-back, ... his left hand holding the horse`s mane, .. his right hand holding the reins, ... wearing a plumed hat, .. tunic with epaulettes and trousers, ... decorated withboth over-glaze & under-glaze `cobalt-blue` enamels, .. and applied `parsley` decoration, ... as shown in the photos. A quality figure ... as several moulds would have been used to create the figure`s arms .. the horse`s legs, tail & head.
This figure is one of a pair .. the other figure of Queen Victoria .. is also being offered for sale this week. The pair of figures were probably made to commemorate the couple`s marriage in 1840.
The figureisin very good There are no cracks or chips. There is a little age-related wear to the over-glaze enamels, ... this is minimal .. as shown in the photos. Base length : 4.6 ins. / 11.7 cms. Height : 8.1 ins. / 20.5 cms.*Combined postage / shipping .. for multiple purchases .. always available.* ***Overseas buyers please note : I can only accept payment from overseas by Paypal ... Thank you***