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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.

Decorated mainly to the front. Vent hole to the reverse.

This piece represents 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.

A few paint losses to hooves.

Slight rubbing to gilt.

KILN EFFECTS: notable crazing and some craze lines;

glaze run to the cobalt blue glaze.

RESTORATION. Retouched paint loss to his hat, hair

and shoe.

Simpson: Good.

Small flake to hoof and ground.

A few paint losses to ground.

Slight rubbing to gilt.

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

over glazed shrinkage line to the horse's neck and hind legs.

RESTORATION. Top third of flag reglued and join retouched.

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