A Portly Gentleman (John Bull)
Stock No: 000970
Height: 6 Inches / 15 cm
Reference: Similar to; Myrna Schkolne Staffordshire Figures 1780 to 1840, Vol 4, Page 218, Fig 199.7
An early 19th century Staffordshire pottery figure of a portly gentleman wearing a flat hat, waistcoat, jacket and long trousers. This very unusual figure has an air hole in the most appropriate place behind his back, I couldn’t resist turning him into a courting gentleman. My feeling is he portrays a character created by John Arbuthnot, an English satirist and the creator of ‘John Bull‘. It is in very good condition.
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