Mr Isaac Van Amburgh


Stock No: 002098


Height: 6 Inches / 15 cm


Reference: Harding Book 1, Page 135, Fig 135/5


Price: POA


A group figure of Isaac Van Amburgh standing on a titled base with gilt script, in gladiator’s dress surrounded by wild animals, a leopard on his back. This porcelain model of Mr Van Amburgh has for many years been attributed to the potters John and Rebecca Lloyd of Shelton, to my knowledge no Lloyd Shelton mark has ever been recorded on a figure. Mr Van Amburgh was feted to be the greatest lion tamer in the land and was much admired by Queen Victoria, he was reputedly the first man to put his head in a lion’s mouth, he was also known to have made a lion lay down with a lamb. This figure has become one of the most sort after of all Staffordshire figures and rarely comes on the open market. Made in Staffordshire, England c1838.

Current condition: Excellent, professional invisible restoration to part of right hand.