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Stock No: 001030
Height: 14 Inches / 36 cm
Reference: Harding Book 1, Page 230, Fig 801
A magnificent figure of a French and Turkish soldier standing crossed-legged with a seated English sailor and on a titled base with raised gilt capitals which reads “The Victory”.
The Turkish soldier with his right arm to his side, his left resting on the lap of the sailor, he wears a turban, jacket, shirt and pantaloons, a sash around his waist. The English sailor is seated centrally on a cannon, his left hand is raised above his head holding a mug, his right holding a large flag, he wears a hat, jacket, neckerchief, shirt and trousers, the French soldier stands with his right hand resting on the sailor’s knee, his left to his side also holding a large flag, wearing a cocked hat, tunic and trousers, a sash across his chest and waist.
This is one of the finest Crimean inspired figures produced by the Potteries. The source the potters used to create this masterpiece was from a print found by Anthony Oliver in ‘Cassell’s Illustrated Family Paper‘ 15 March 1856. This figure is very difficult to find in perfect condition, this example is excellent and has no damage, repairs or restoration.