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Welsh Gold Prospector

 

Stock No: 001407

 

Height: 10 Inches / 25.5 cm

 

Reference: Harding Book 3, Page 171, Fig a1993a

 

A rare figure of a man panning gold, standing barefoot on a gilt lined round base. He holds a pan in his right hand, a spade in his left, a rake lying at his feet, wearing a wide brimmed plumed hat, open neck shirt, waistcoat, and trousers rolled up to the knees. It has been suggested that this figure represents a Welsh goldminer. Gold was mined in Wales in Victorian times. This figure is in fine original condition having a repair to the left leg and minor flaking to the overglaze enamels, it dates to c1860, the year the Gwynfynydd mine was discovered.