TOM KING HIGHWAYMAN. 19th Century Antique Staffordshire Figurine 1850s
TOM KING HIGHWAYMAN. 19th Century Antique Staffordshire Figurine 1850s
TOM KING HIGHWAYMAN. 19th Century Antique Staffordshire Figurine 1850s
TOM KING HIGHWAYMAN. 19th Century Antique Staffordshire Figurine 1850s
TOM KING HIGHWAYMAN. 19th Century Antique Staffordshire Figurine 1850s
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TOM KING HIGHWAYMAN. 19th Century Antique Staffordshire Figurine 1850s

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This is a mid-19th Century Staffordshire figurine of the English Highwayman, Tom King

There are raised letters on the base annotating the title of the flatback figure - these would have originally been highlighted with gold gilt - but this has in the main rubbed off over the years.

The figurine shows the notorious highwayman, Tom King (c.1712 – 19 May 1737) who operated in the Essex and London areas. King was a close associate of fellow highwayman Dick Turpin. He was regarded as a rather swashbuckling, charming, devil-may-care character. Because of his manners when robbing his victims, King became known as "the gentleman highwayman", and "Captain King.

My figure shows King mounted on his white horse - he wears a tricorn hat, blue top coat, with yellow breeches below. He holds a small pistol in his right hand. He is positioned in front of a bright green grassy bank.

This figure is in good antique condition - with no chips or cracks - the legs of King's horse have not been broken, and given that they are very fine and vulnerable areas - this is most remarkable.

A very fine display piece.

Dimensions: 11 1/2 inches in height. Width is 8 inches and the depth is 2 3/4 inches.

Weight unpacked is 1.2 kg

Sadly, I will not be able to post this one outside of the UK.