A very scarce Bloor Derby porcelain figure of the actor John Liston as Dominie Sampson, the front of the circular base inscribed ‘Prodigious’ in gilt.
‘Bloor Derby’ in red script with a crown.
*Dominie Sampson is a schoolmaster in Sir Walter Scott’s Guy Mannering, “a poor, modest, humble scholar, who had won his way through the classics, but fallen to the leeward in the voyage of life.” (Wikipedia)
Circa : 1830
Height : 6¾” (17.2cm)
Condition : Restored break to ankles.
Stock ref : 16138/nxb-go
Provenance: Ex’ Rodney Bewes collection of Theatrical Figures.