G - Heads & Figurines

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Galleon Shelf Ornament

Produced 1972  to 1977. Sculpted by W R Bossons. Fraser Art Copper Collection. 15 x 17 x 3.5 inch deep. Introduced 1972, discontinued 1977.

 

Rarity - Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also see 'Sovereign of the Seas' and 'Viking Drakker''

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Gamekeeper

UPDATE: It now transpired that there are two painted heads, however these models were never sold by the factory. One is held by a UK collector and was presented to an employee when they left the factory and one is owned by an American collector. These photographs are of the UK model. 

 

Rarity - The Rarest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gamekeeper # 236 at 6" high that was still in the process of being finished when the factory closed. There are no known masks in existence. This was listed in the 1995 catalogue and would probably have been dated 1996. There was supposed to be a Chambermaid and a mask called Riverboat Gambler.

Riverboat Gambler and the Gamekeeper are the only known heads that were never completed.

 

 

 

Garden Figures (Gnome) See Pottery Products - Pottery Garden Figures Pottery Garden Figures - Water Resistant for garden use. Five figures were produced comprising of Woody (12"), Lemmy (14"), Kwiz (12"), Puff (14"), Tubby (14").  

Geisha

Produced 1963 to 1965. Sculptured be Fred Wright. Forms a set with 'Mikado'. Height 13 inches. Comes with  green or rarer  brown blouse. There is also a rarer painted fan version. See 'Detailed Study' for more photographs

 

Rarity - Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Girl on a Swing Lamp See Lamps    
Gnome Pottery Product - See 'Pottery Garden Figures'    

Golfer

Produced 1995 to 1996 and modelled by Alice Brindley.

 

Rarity - Fairly Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goofy

Produced from 1961 to 1962. Height 9 inches. Note - Listed as a Pottery product but actually made from Gypsum.

 

 

Rarity - The Rarest

                   
Produced from 1961 to 1962. 9 inches tall. The "Stars of Disneyland" set comprises of Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy and the "Disney Characters" car.

Goofy is rarer than Mickey and Minnie Mouse

Green Cavalier

See Cavalier

Grenadier

No 4 - Grenadier a pied de la Garde Imperial - 1805.

Produced 1965 to 1966 and 1968 to 1970. Sculpted by Fred Wright. Height 7.5 inches. One of a set of 6no Military Masks from the Napoleonic period. The original 1995/66 version had eyes painted, the 1968/70 version no eyes.

 

Rarity - Fairly Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Edition with eyes wide open

One of six Military Masks which comprise of Third Light Draggons, Sixth Dragoon Guards, Ninth Lancer, Grenadier, Officer de Chevauleger and Trompette du Regiment.

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Grenadier

No 4 - Grenadier a pied de la Garde Imperial - 1805 (cont)

First Edition with closed eyes

The First Edition was painted with 'small eyes open' and later 'without eyes', except the Sixth Dragoon which only had 'closed eyes'. Additionally there where different painting arrangements on the first series for the Collars and Tunics.

The later Second Edition had eyes 'wide open' and gold bandings on the collars.

Further alterations were carried out to Grenadier and Officer de Chevauleger and Trompette when they were re-issued between 1990 and 1994.

Grenadier

No 4 - Grenadier a pied de la Garde Imperial - 1805 (cont). Special Painted Version

This model was given to attendees of the Twelfth 'International Bossons Collectors Society' annual meeting  held between 17-20 April 1997 in Burbank, California.

Special Painted Version

 

 

Guardsman

Produced 1987  to 1996. Sculpted by Alice Brindley. Height 7 inches.

 

Rarity - Fairly Rare

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Guardsman of Buckingham Palace

From the 'Regal and Traditional Collection' which includes Beefeater, Welsh Lady, King Henry VII, Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn and Guardsman.

An interesting comparison between the Bossons Guardsman and the Legend Guardsman. The Bossons model is the large one on the left.    

Gypsy Girl

Produced 1960 to 1964. Sculpted by W R Bossons. Height 8.5 inches. Wall Figurine Composite. Came with dark and rarer light skin tones.

 

Rarity - Fairly Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dark Skin version

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Rarer 'Light Tan' version

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