A Staffordshire Figure of a Leopard Slayer - circa 1850
An all action figure of a leopard slayer.
There are several versions of leopard or tiger slayers,
and it is possible that the inspiration for these was Astley's circus.
This example is very well modelled,
the painting of the face is exceptional (see below).
In good condition, some very minor flaking to the enamels
and with no restoration.
Height: 11.25 inches