Victorian, circa 1860 Staffordshire figure of Queen Prince Albert on horseback. Three legs of each horse and arms are molded free. Dull gilt decoration and base line.
The piece would have been one of a pair, with Queen Victoria. The figure is 11 1/2" high. There is wear to the gilt, parts of the painted moustache and hair and overall crazing. I see no damages or repairs.
This figure comes from a private collection. The original owner collected these pieces in the 1920's when Victorian pieces were considered "out of fashion". They have been with the original owner's family, carefully stored and sometimes displayed for over 90 years! There is a similar piece illustrated figure 513/514, page 174, Schiffer''s ''Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875'' Book 1, by A.& N. Harding.
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