A scarlet coated huntsman stands beside his patient palomino horse, in this unusual pose for a china figurine. Are they heading out for a fox hunt? or stopping for a short rest. With a great many interesting details, it is an attention-getter and would make a fine gift. The realistic molding is distinct and clear. The eyes of both horse and rider, and the rider's lips -- and even sideburns -- are skillfully hand painted.
CONDITION: Extremely nice with NO cracks, chips, flakes or repairs, despite the complicated figure. The glaze and decoration are beautiful, with strong colors and no runs.
IMPORTANT: There is a manufacturing defect: On the horse's right shoulder, there are several hard to see pinprick pops in the glaze, and a tiny one behind its left ear. See our last picture, please.
This is vintage, better made decorative china from Japan. The horse's belly is marked with a clover inside a wreath with a bow at the bottom, the mark of the Yoko Boeki Company. The word JAPAN below the wreath means it dates from 1952 or later.
SIZE: 7 inches long and 3-1/2 inches high at the top of the gentleman's helmet.
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Vintage Horse and Rider China Nippon Figurine by Yoko Boeki Japan