English Porcelain figure, ‘The Liberator – Robert The Bruce’ by Michael Sutty, c. 1980’s
Large English porcelain figure of a knight on horseback, ‘The Liberator – Robert The Bruce’, from the Heroic Action Figure British Heritage Series by Michael Sutty, ‘The Porcelain Manufactory’,
titled to the base ‘MICHAEL SUTTY / THE PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY’, also ‘MADE IN ENGLAND / MODELLED AND HAND PAINTED’. ‘Limited edition No 97’
Made 1980’s in limited quantities.
This example set into a bespoke mahogany stand.
Condition: cleanly broken from base at legs and reattached to base.
Michael Sutty (1937-2003) was an ex-army ceramic artist, establishing a manufactory in Stoke-on-Trent in 1967. for the next four decades, they produced a remarkable range of finely detailed figures in the traditional English manner, in fine bone china, and nearly all of a military theme.
Their retail outlet in London was always a must-see, one of the few places to see the skills of a ceramic artist still making their art in England. In the 1990’s, there was a shop in the famous Burlington Arcade, alongside the best of the Antique & Art dealers – and the pieces looked perfectly at home, a testament to their quality & aesthetic excellence. The business closed after Michael passed in 2003.