A Pair of Prowling Tigers
Stock No: 001474
Height: 1.75 Inches / 4.5 cm
Reference: Previously Unrecorded
A delightful original Victorian true pair of diminutive prowling tigers, previously unrecorded as a pair. This rare and desirable miniature pair originate from the Thomas Parr pottery in Staffordshire and were made c1850. A quite remarkable find in this day and age to have discovered these two beauties, still together after all these years. An earlier pair of leopards is known c1820’s that are the same size and have strikingly similar modelling. They may have been made from the original moulds. An illustration can be found in Myrna Schkolne’s book, Staffordshire Figures 1780-1840, Vol 3, Page 169/170 or viewed by following this link.
Both have had invisible professional repairs and restoration to their raised front paw, and to the left facing tiger’s tail. Thomas Parr is regarded as one of the best Victorian Staffordshire figure maker in the mid 19th century. To my knowledge no other original pair is known to have survived the years.
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