Staffordshire Pottery Figure of Lincoln on Horseback
The figure depicts President Abraham Lincoln sitting on horseback, his head turned towards the viewer, on an oval base with the name A. LINCOLN embossed in black in the front central section of the base. He holds a hat in his left hand down at his side – not, it should be noted, the stovepipe hat that he is known for. Lincoln wears a yellow jacket with an ermine collar.
The British public was firmly in favour of Abolition and Lincoln was a popular figure. Our ref NY9355.
Item date: Mid 19th century
Dimensions: Height: 15 ins Width: 9 1/4 ins Depth: 3 1/2 ins
Condition: The horse's right leg had an old break which has now been invisibly repaired.
An example can be found at The National Trust property, Attingham Park, Shropshire, part of a collection built up by Thomas Balston (d.1967). He wrote about the collection in Staffordshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian Age, 1958. (Ref: NT 341687) This example has a green coat.
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