An antique Staffordshire Figure of the famous highwayman Tom King in polychrome colours. This particular figure has had some fantastic repair work done to it and we feel they enhance its appeal. China was a highly prized commodity, and households could not afford to throw broken pieces away.
This is why the ‘dentist’s kit’ was employed using drills and metal wires to sew the broken bits together. Before the invention of epoxy resins for aircraft manufacture during World War II, all adhesives were derived from natural materials and so were soluble in water.
Though the method of repair may look crude to our eyes, it ensured that the mended crockery could withstand continuous cycles of warming in ovens before meals, followed by washing-up in kitchen sinks.
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9 inches (23cm) height X 7 inches 18cm) width approx.