Staffordshire pottery boxer, Thomas Molineaux

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Date:1811 - 1845 (c.)

Description:This is a glazed Staffordshire pottery figurine of Thomas Molineaux, boxing champion of England in the early 19th century. One of a pair, the other figure is Thomas Cribb who Molineaux famously fought on 28 September 1811. The fight went to eleven rounds. Cribb won, and Molineaux ended the fight with a broken jaw. This was the second and most famous of their fights. The figurine comes from Staffordshire and dates from the early 19th century.

Height 220mm, Width 117mm.


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Source: Compton Verney House Trust

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