A Staffordshire Havelock & Campbell Clock Group - circa 1857
Sir Henry Havelock and Sir Colin Campbell,
commemorating their involvement in the Indian Mutiny of 1857.
Our potters were the recorders of our history
and the Indian Mutiny was headline news.
After many victories Havelock with his besieged army
were suffering great sickness and were eventually relieved
when Sir Colin Campbell forced his way to their rescue.
Havelock, having already been made a Baron for his services,
died of dysentery just one week after the rescue.
He will never be forgotten as our potters
made a number of different figures of him
This is a good example,
well modelled and very brightly coloured
with a lovely glaze.
It is in good condition,
only a minor chip to the rear of Campbell's elbow.
Note the actual little clay cup at the back of the figure that would hold
a pocket watch has never been attached.
There is no restoration.
Height: 9.75 inches