Thomas Potter Cooke

Thomas Potter Cooke

 

Stock No: 001040

 

Height: 10.5 Inches / 27 cm

 

Reference: Anthony Oliver, Staffordshire Pottery (The Tribal Art of England), Page 156, Fig 208

 

Price: £1550.00

 

Anthony Oliver described this figure as a portrait figure of  “The most famous stage sailor of them all”.  Thomas Potter Cooke dancing his hornpipe. Here we find him dressed as a sailor,  standing with his left hand on his hip, his right hand pointing forwards and his right leg in front of his left leg. He wears a straw hat, short jacket, neckerchief, belt and bell-bottom trousers. A pistol, presumably attached to his belt, is pressed against the right side of his chest. One of the most attractive Staffordshire figures to be produced by the Potteries c1840’s, a very rare and fine example. Professionally restored.

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