This is a highly collectable and very decorative large antique Staffordshire figurine depicting the Scottish poet, Robert
It is a nice large size. Height is 13 ¼ inches. Width is 6 ¾ inches Weight is 1kg
He is in excellent antique condition and dates to the mid to late 19th century.
Please also see my more highly coloured pair of Burns and his love, Highland Mary.
This one is probably an earlier issue as the earlier figurines tend not to be so highly coloured.
Here, we have a standing figure of the poet - his face and hands are the only coloured areas and painted with subtle flesh tones - his clothes are white with details picked out in gold. His hair and boots are a simple black colour.
Burns is shown in a romantic pose gazing in reverie and out into the distance. He holds a book of his poetry in his hand - and in the other a Scotch bonnet or Tam O'Shanter hat - a reference to one of his most famous poems.
He is in excellent condition with no damages - there is a fine and stable firing crack on the base, as photographed. This is not damage but has occurred in the making. There is a little rubbing to the tip of his nose - but a minor issue commensurate with age.
Models of the poet are a little harder to find - and my price for this attractive early issue is certainly a fair one.
He is probably a bit too large and heavy to send outside of the UK - so sadly, just for posting in the UK only.