A Minton biscuit or bisque porcelain figurine of the Sir Robert Peel. This attractive, highly decorative and
very collectable antique English bisque porcelain ( pre-parian) figurine of of Sir Robert Peel circa 1830.
Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) was the British Prime Minister (1834-5, 1841-5, 1845-6). Reformed criminal law, established the Metropolitan Police Force who were known as Peelers or Bobbies . This super biscuit porcelain figure of Sir Robert Peel stands on a round base. He is modelled standing in his frock coat next to a small plinth, in his right hand he is holding a scroll, his left hand on his hip. Fantastic modelling with superb crisp detail down to his tiny buttons. The unglazed china body, pre- Parian biscuit is smooth creamy and tactile.
Sir Robert Peel was politically mentored by Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington and from 1828 - 1830 was home secretary during one of Wellesley terms as Prime Minister. We have a similar figurine but that of the Duke of Wellington also listed.
Although this figurine is unmarked it was undoubtedly made by Minton of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. Please see the references below.
This is a great item for any collector of antique porcelain, biscuit porcelain figurines, political memorabilia, for a period or a contemporary home.
The condition is very good with some very minor staining (so often see with this medium), the end of his scroll and half of his index finger has been broken off and lost, subsequently restored. No other chips, cracks, nor restoration.
Height 11 inches or 28cm high
Base diameter 4 1/2 inches 11.5 cm
Weight 992 grammes unpacked.
Free UK and International Postage with this item.
Tennants Spring Fine Art Sale 28/03/2014 lot 44
See Minton Parianware, page 95, figure 185
See Plate 134 of Minton Pottery and Porcelain of the First Period by Geoffrey A Godden.
Model number 77, in the Minton shape list. See ‘ The Parian Phenomenon’, Richard Dennis, page 64 figure 81