Royal Doulton has been producing porcelain ceramics and dinnerware for approximately 200 years. From a meager beginning in 1815, John Doulton, amassed one of the largest pottery and porcelain factories this world has ever known.
This fabulous Royal Doulton horse figure "Pride of the Shires" was produced from 1939-1960. Designed by W.M.Chance, the figure was made in three sizes with and without a frolicking foal at its' side. The horse has a light brown body, black mane, tail and leg bands and white nose and feet; it stands on a raised base of green/brown embossed grass.
The horse measures 8" in length and 5 3/8" in height; the base measures 10" in length and 3" in width and 1 1/8" in height. Stamped in green with the Royal Doulton logo, circa 1928-1959, and the number 23 which indicates the item was made in 1950. Also marked in green HN2564 and the decorators insignia CB. Faintly impressed with the model number 1073A. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. This is a wonderful figurine for the serious Royal Doulton or horse figurine collector.