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Richard III chimney ornament
  • England, United Kingdom
  • Richard III chimney ornament, mid 1800s
  • Where object was made: Staffordshire?, England, United Kingdom
  • earthenware, enamel
  • Object Height: 33 cm
    Object Height: 13 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.1696
Description

Male figure, seated in center, wearing a crown (Richard III). He is wearing a pink tunic with a robe trimmed with fur made of appliqued string-like clay. The man is holding a quill in his right hand and appears to be writing. There is a small boy standing on either side of the man in the center. These boys are wearing yellow skirts with floral designs, orange capes. One boy is wearing a green waistcoat and the other is wearing a blue waistcoat. All of the figures are standing in front of a tent with two pennants.