Madelena Antiques & Collectables

Pair Staffordshire 'Simpson & Brown' Generals on Horseback

Victorian, circa 1860. Tallest is 13.2ins high, 7.1ins wide, 3.5ins depth. Pair of Staffordshire figures with a military theme which feature two generals each holding a flag, seated on horseback.

The pieces are titled, ''G. BROWN' and 'GNL SIMPSON'' to the fronts.

Dull gilt titles and embellishment.

These represent Sir James Simpson (1792-1868) served with the Grenadier Guards during the Peninsular War of 1812-1813. Sir Brown George (1790-1865) served in Peninsular War of 1851 and was awarded a knighthood. Book reference ,'Victorian Staffordshire Figures 1835-1875' Book 1, by A.& N. Harding, page 131, figure 329.


CONDITION: Brown: Good. Two chips to lower base edge, at the back.

KILN EFFECTS: notable crazing and some craze lines.

RESTORATION. Retouched paint loss to his hat, hair and shoe.

Simpson: Good. A few minor paint losses.

KILN EFFECTS: firing crack to the horse's chest.

RESTORATION. Top third of flag reglued and join retouched.

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