This is a great item for popping on top of the mantlepiece of an antique fireplace in a Victorian interior. The flatback figurine is designed to be seen set against a wall - the front is decorated but the back is left plain as you would not see this when it is on show.
This is a genuine 19th Century Victorian example, It looks just lovely on display - it is full of rustic charm. The colours are detailing are typical of these figurines which were produced in the 1850s.
This is a much rare figurine of a young Prince of Wales (the future King Edward VII), It is most probably based on a photograph of him holding a cap - and instead of the yacht, the photo shows a telescope on the table.
This rare little figure shows the Prince when he was a little boy - dressed like a gentleman wearing a little blue jacket, with a brown waistcoat below, white linen shirt, plain white trousers, and carrying a little yellow straw boater hat. He stands beside a table with a green tablecloth and on top is an orange cushion. On top is a little pond yacht.
This little figure is a representation of one of Queen Victoria's children - the Prince of Wales. The Queen's children were perennial favourites for Staffordshire modellers. This image of the young Prince standing beside his yacht - is known in a number of variants. It would often be paired up with another figurine of the Princess Royal who is shown with a pet bird.
It dates to the mid 19th century - and like all my Staffordshire figurines listed in my Iconic Edinburgh online shop, it is a genuine antique piece and NOT a modern reproduction.
It is in very fine condition - and has no damages or restorations.
Dimensions:- it is 6 1/4 inches in height and 3 inches wide - with a depth of 2 inches.
Unpacked it is 230 grams. It has no damages or restorations.
It is a much sought after model and this is reflected in my asking price.