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A Large English Pottery Racing Horse Made Circa 1890-1900
WHY WE LOVE IT: Always wanted one these. We're thrilled to have found it. We are delighted to offer this late Leeds Pottery stallion. He has a wonderful face with beautiful eyes. Large creamware enamel-painted horses are rare. The largest of the creamware horses were made by Leeds. Our horse is 16.75 inches tall x 14.75" long. A similar example can be seen in Leeds Museums and Art Galleries (Temple Newsam House) and was featured in an exhibition there during an exhibition which ran June 1- October 30, 2005 in "The Leeds Pottery 1770 - 1881". The original Leeds Pottery factory closed around 1849-50. This figure dates to the circa 1890-1900 revival period when the Senior Family revitalized the Leeds factory using the original molds. These large figures of horses were made for window displays in the shops of saddlers and tack stores, for dealers trading in horse equipment, and foodstuffs. Most examples are now in public collections including the York Museum and Leeds City Museum. Our horse is cream colored with an orange bridle and a full bushy brown tail. The figure is finely modeled: he stands proudly on an oblong base with his head slightly turned to the right, wearing a halter, the lead line laid across his back. his tail neatly applied swinging onto one hind leg. The top of the base is a mottled green within a molded stiff leaf border which is glazed in manganese. On his belly and underneath the base are two unglazed patches where the model was held up during the firing process. Another similar horse is at The Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, Scotland (GLS 314039) Also see: Griselda Lewis, A Collector's History of English Pottery, p. 123; Also ss: John and Griselda Lewis, Pratt Ware, 1780-1840, 1984, p. 65 And see: Pat Halfpenny, English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840, 1991, p. 126.
- Of the Period
- Place of Origin
- Date of Manufacturecirca 1890
- Materials and TechniquesGlazedCreamware
- Condition DetailsSome light crazing throughout. Some excellent invisible restoration to the body, and an original patch underneath where there is no glaze.
- DimensionsH 16.75 in. x W 7 in. x D 14.75 in.H 42.55 cm x W 17.78 cm x D 37.47 cm
- Seller LocationNew York, NY
- Reference NumberLU866514787251
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