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.

5 comments:

Xaltotun of Python said...

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

Rob

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.

Regards

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!!