Parlington Hall :: Porcelain figurine
The small piece of figurine which is a fragment of the whole is a complete mystery, it is as if it has been hung drawn and quartered and the quarter shown here is the headless left side of the torso!
The small figurine was found in the area that used to form the stable yard on the south side of the stable block, today it is planted with a mixture of trees, some self seeded and every year as a result of the turnover of the surface soil by plants, things come to the surface! This little treasure, worthless in monetary terms, was one such find.
My belief is that it is English, early nineteenth century, the jacket looks to be a Dickensian style with a broad collar spreading almost as far as the shoulder seam of the jacket. Clearly the character has his hands in his pocket, well his left hand anyway. A kind of local squire figure, much like the then squire of Parlington Richard Oliver Gascoigne! It may seem stupid but I love this little character and often revisit the site of the find to see if anything else turns up.
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