Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Mystery Napoleonics

I've been sent this picture of two Napoleonic figures and I was wondering if anyone could help identify the manufacturers. The suspicion is that the Royal Horse Guards figure could be very early Greenwood and Ball - can anyone confirm this? or provide an alternative identification? Also struggling on the rocketeer. No visible markings on either figure.


Xaltotun of Python said...

Doesn't look like any of my early Greenwood and Ball figures.


Clive Norman said...

I have a couple of similar mounted figures and another that looks like a hussar, Mine have separate metal bases, one of which has detached and I think the others are soldered on. I'm afraid that I too have no idea of who made them. Cheers. Clive

Clive Norman said...

If you email me your email address I can send you some photos. My email address is clive dot norman2 at btinternet dot com. Cheers. Clive

MSFoy said...

Hi Clive N

The Horse Guards figure is soldered to a separate base, as you say, and the reins are obviously wire, also soldered on. The paintwork is a vigorous gloss job with toy soldier-style facial blobs - looks like factory painting. I have 4 of these, all very slightly different casting and position. Entirely from the description of early Greenwood figures (pre G&B?) in VINTAGE20MIL (sand casting, individual animation, soldered bits, factory painting) I thought it might fit. No idea otherwise - never seen anything else like it.


Puzzled of the Borders (Tony)

Maverick Collecting said...

I think they're home-made?

Very crude horses, very heavy bases...

No other reason to draw that conclusion!!