Antique Staffordshire Mounted Dick Turpin
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We offer a splendid mounted Dick Turpin, the famous highway man, made in Staffordshire in around the mid 19th century. From Wikipedia:Richard (Dick) Turpin (born September 21, 1706 in Hempstead, Essex died April 7, 1739 in York) was a legendary English rogue and the most famous historical highwayman. In life Richard Turpin was a violent man who committed offences such as deer stealing, burglary, highway robbery and probably murder before being executed in York. After his death, as "Dick" Turpin, he became the subject of legend, and was romanticised as the dashing and heroic highwayman in English ballads and popular theatre of the 18th and 19th century and later in film and television of the 20th century. There is considerable divergence between the history and legend of Turpin. This figurine shows him astride a black horse. Standing 23.5 cm high, he is some 19 cm long. Condition: as all early Staffordshire figurines this one is crazed. There is a relatively minor chip on his tricorne, which was probably a feather or hackle. It is no longer thre. It does not diminish this figure at all. Thre is also a little loss of paint on his boot. Shipping outside of continental North America is more expensive that the rates provided.
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- Width: 7 inches
- Height: 9.25 inches
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