The legend of William Tell. The bailiff Gessler representing the count of Habsburg in central Switzerland requests that everybody greets his hat on a rod in Altdorf (Uri). William Tell refuses reverence to the hat. The bailiff forces William Tell to shoot an apple off his sons head with his crossbow.
A wonderful nineteenth century Staffordshire figure of the legendary William Tell. The white figure has tinted facial features, long brown hair and tinted legs. The statue, which stands on an oval base, is highlighted with gold. On the base in raised letters is "Wm Tell". The statue measures 18" in height and the base measures 7 1/2" in length and 3 1/2" in width. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; there are numerous paint chips on the hair; priced according.