English Staffordshire Figurine, Dick Whittington Mayor of London
A beautiful 15 inches high, flat back English Staffordshire figurine. This is a figurine of Dick Whittington standing on a base with his hand resting on a milestone plaque titled: IV MILES TO LONDON.
Dick Whittington began his career as a successful merchant in London and went on to be the Mayor of London at the age of forty. Dick Whittington was such a popular Mayor that he was elected three further times.
The figurine is in very good condition. There is minor loss of color to the hand painted figurine. There are no cracks or chips on this English staffordshire figurine. A flat back figurine was made to fit on the very narrow mantels in the English homes and cottages. C. 1860
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