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A stunning and unique Victorian toy ram figure on wheels, believed to be estate made. Made of weighted wood and meticulously hand-painted. Exquisite painted detailing on the face and around the eyes. The ram sits on a decorated wood base with painted wood wheels. One wheel is slightly damaged but it does not effect presentation or stability. Generations of playtime have given this piece a gorgeous patina. A completely unique Victorian nursery relic and decorative piece.
Provenance: from the Caemawr estate in Wales, home of the late Sir John Harvey-Jones MBE. He served in the Royal Navy during WW2, surviving two battleship sinkings before becoming a submarine captain at age 24. He went on the serve in Naval Intelligence during the Cold War. Afterwards, he successfully ran several businesses before starring in the BBC’s ‘Troubleshooter’ series. The show won him a BAFTA and made him one of the most well known industrialists in recent history. He became chairman of The Economist in 1989.
Height: 20cm / 7.5"
Width: 9cm / 3.5"
Length: 18cm / 7"⠀⠀⠀⠀
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