Edward Prince of Wales on Horseback Antique Staffordshire Flatback Figure c 1860
A mid 19th century English antique Staffordshire pottery flat-back figure or figurine of the young Edward (known as Bertie), Prince of Wales - the future King Edward VII. The figure shows him on horseback and dates from around 1860. Edward was born to Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in 1841.
It is well modelled and hand coloured and shows the black-haired Edward in a cobalt blue frock coat with a white collar that has gilded detail. He is holding a Tam O'Shanter type hat in his left hand. His bay colour horse has painted details for mane, saddle, reins etc and is standing with one leg bent.
The figurine is hand coloured with orange, green, purple, blue, black and pink enamels and gilding. The figure is in very good order with just a few very minor paint flakes to the enamels.
This is a great item for display and highly decorative and attractive example of equestrian or Royalty Victorian Staffordshire pottery.
Height 7 3/4 inches ( 19.7 cm)
Depth 2 inches (5.1 cm)
Width 5 1/2 inches (14 cm)
Weight 406 grammes unpacked