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John Bull


Stock No: 001668


Height: 8 Inches / 20 cm


Reference: Harding Book 2, Page 293, Fig 3322


A fine figure of a standing man on a circular gilt lined base, wearing a brimmed hat, short jacket, waistcoat, breeches, and thigh boots. This figure represents John Bull, the typical Englishman, the invention of John Arbuthnot (1667-1735). In his writings he was presented as ‘an honest plain-dealing fellow, choleric, bold and of a very inconstant temper’. In excellent condition having no damage, repairs, or restoration, made in Staffordshire England c1850.