This is a fine pair of pendant Staffordshire figures to sit on your mantlepiece.
They are late Victorian in date - probably to around 1870.
They are harder to find models, especially in this condition and with such attractive paintwork and colours.
They are in such fine condition - and given how very fine the horse's legs are it is amazing that they have not suffered any damages over the last 150 years.
War measures 11 1/2 inches in height and is 8 inches wide. The only issue with this figurine is an old firing crack (in the making) to the ground just behind the horse's rear hoof.
Peace has the same dimensions - and this time there is a firing crack (again occurring in the making with the clay shrinking in the kiln) to the ground to the side of the front hoof.
But there are no other breaks or damages - no losses to the paint. As nice an example of these rarer pair of figures as you might see. A good fair price for this fabulous pair.
War carries his attributes - of a flag or standard, a sword, and a shield. Peace his or her attributes - a round wreath (which I think looks like a large doughnut! ) and in the other hand a tall green martyr's palm leaf. Not sure if the maker has depicted these figures as Scotsmen - as their tunic skirt is painted with a check pattern to resemble tartan.
SADLY DUE TO THE SIZE AND FRAGILITY OF THESE FIGURES: I WILL BE UNABLE TO POST OUTSIDE OF THE UK.