This is the handsomest of figures. At 12", it has Presence without being overpowering. I believe it was modeled by Pierre Stephan, the freelance modeler best known for his Derby models. Please read my blog of 5/11/2011 for more info. Note how beautifully modeled even that cannon is, and the scabbard is silver luster.
Did you notice the scratching in the paint on the base? It was done at the time of manufacture. Oddly, the scratching on the right side of the base is in the form of script that is frustratingly indecipherable. The Boinne?? If you have suggestions, please shout!
(Photo (c) Victoria and Albert Museum, London.)
- he has no garter star on his chest
- he has no scabbard for his sword.
In this case, the mold must have been reworked to eliminate the garter star and scabbard.
Again, the sword is restored, and again there is no plume atop the hat--but I am not sure if there ever was one. A lovely figure, and the pink luster is really pretty.
(Photo courtesy Nick Burton.)