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Beatrix Potter's Sir Isaac Newton Figurine by Beswick (1 of 9)
Verdi Art & Antiques
Leicestershire, UK

Beatrix Potter's Sir Isaac Newton Figurine by Beswick

REF: 10824 / LA430796
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Description
Offered for sale is a Beatrix Potter character figurine by Beswick of Sir Isaac Newton modelled by Graham Tongue which was first issued in 1973 and ceased production in 1984. It has the Bp3a backstamp which indicates 1973 being the year of manufacture. Sir Isaac has a pale green jacket, and a yellow waistcoat with tan markings. He is modeled walking with his hands clasped behind his back, deep in thought, maybe contemplating his theory of gravity. Sir Isaac Newton was a great friend of Mr Jeremy Fisher and Mr Alderman Ptolemy and appears in the much loved Beatrix Potter story, "The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher" (1906) in which he is invited to lunch along with Mr Alderman Ptolemy (the salad eating tortoise). Jeremy Fisher fails to catch minnows for lunch so he serves Sir Isaac Newton roasted grasshopper with ladybird sauce instead. The narrator describes the dish as a "frog treat", but thinks "it must have been nasty!"

measurements

Height:
10 cm
Width:
4 cm
Depth:
9 cm

declaration

Verdi Art & Antiques has clarified that the Beatrix Potter's Sir Isaac Newton Figurine by Beswick (LA430796) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1973

condition

Excellent condition, no chips, cracks or signs of restoration.

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location

This Beatrix Potter's Sir Isaac Newton Figurine by Beswick is located in United Kingdom

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