Superb Limited Edition (No 1044/7500) Desert Orchid figurine mounted on a wooden stand and immaculate in it’s appearance.
Affectionately known as Dessie, the grey racehorse achieved a revered and esteemed status within National Hunt where he was much loved by supporters for his front-running attacking style, iron will and extreme versatility. He was rated the fifth best National Hunt horse of all time by Timeform. During his racing career he was partnered by five different jump jockeys: Colin Brown, Richard Linley, Simon Sherwood, Graham Bradley and Richard Dunwoody. In addition, Brian Rouse rode him in his only flat race.
Height: 32 cm. Width: 36 cm (dimensions include plinth)
Established in 1894 Beswick has become a famous English name associated with fine ceramic models and gifts. The Gold Street works in Longton Stoke-on-Trent produced a wealth of lifelike animal pieces including cats, dogs, farm animals and wildlife that were widely sold and collected by many.
In 1948 John Beswick secured the right to reproduce a range of 10 Beatrix Potter earthenware characters. In 1952 the Company began manufacturing a range of Disney characters including Snow White, Mickey Mouse and Bambi. These together with other character studies from that time became highly sought-after by collectors.
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