Dick Turpin & Tom King Victorian Staffordshire Figures
Hundreds of pottery factories were set up in Staffordshire during the Victorian period, many of them producing crude colourful figures, sold to decorate the more humble households. In a dark cottage in winter they must have seemed so bright and joyful, their colours brightening any room they were displayed, from kitchen to bed chamber.
This is a pair of staffordshire figures depicting Dick Turpin and Tom King, two notorious highway men, these were popular subjects of the 19th century, and were seen regularly in pottery figures and prints of the day. These figures would have been in a humble house or cottage.
Tom King has a small crack to the base (seen in the close up image) but else where is in good order. Dick turpin is in good condition with no chips or cracks.
Dimensions: 17cm x 5cm x 24cm high