Another oddity about this pair: As they stand, the Flight is on the left, the Return on the right. Most of the smaller examples are made the other way around. Why does this matter? Well, it doesn't....BUT when the examples are titled and you want them to read correctly, you have to stand the donkeys tail to tail.
Below the pair stand correctly, donkeys nose to nose....but the titles read counter intuitively. A gorgeous pair, marked "WALTON" from John Howard's archive. Too late, too late--these are sold.
If Christmas is not your thing, don't despair. You can still give yourself a larger-than-most figure by buying John Howard's cat.
Andrew Dando has a fun nativity scene on the greeting card on his site.
As you browse dealers' stock this week, remember that a pottery figure--be it for you or for someone else--gives a lifetime of pleasure. It is truly a gift that keeps on giving.