Six Staffordshire pottery sparsely coloured and gilt equestrian models of royal or military figures, various dates second half 19th century, comprising: The Duke of Connaught; General MacMahon; General Sir Garnet Wolseley; the Crown Prince; The King of Prussia and one untitled, 37cm high and smaller
Provenance: Property of Hermione, the late Countess of Ranfurly (1913-2001) and thence by descent.
The Countess of Ranfurly (1913-2001) came to public attention with the publication of the first volume of her diaries To War With Whitaker 1939-45 (Heinemann 1994) in which she details her trials and tribulations following her husband, a lieutenant in the yeomanry regiment, the Sherwood Rangers through the North African campaigns with his valet Whitaker. After the war and with a house to fill she assembled a notable collection of mid 19th century Staffordshire figures, many of which were photographed for Commander Gordon-Pugh's seminal work on the subject.
Crown prince restored to neck and shoulders, King of Prussia cracked, Wolseley's horse has a restored leg. CONDITION REPORT DISCLAIMER
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