Vintage Bossons England Chalkware Figurine Head - "Coolie"
This Collectible wall hanging from the creation of Bossons in England made in 1963 shows wear and a few chips, measures 6 inches tall, 6 inches wide and 3 inches deep.
About the Manufacturer (from bossons.com):
Bossons is the name given to an extraordinary collection of character wall masks, figurines, shelf ornaments, animal studies, wall plaques, lamp bases, bookends, wall clocks, thermometers, barometers, pottery figures and mirrors that were produced by the W. H. Bossons Company of Congleton, England between 1948 and 1996. The brainchild of a talented father and son team, they have become highly sought after works of art all around the world, but especially in the USA and England. Both W. H Bossons and his son W. Ray Bossons studied pottery making in Stoke-on-Trent. When ill health forced Mr. Bossons Sr. to retire to Congleton in 1944, he started making lead soldiers and Christmas figurines out of metal and plaster as a hobby. Eventually, using a variety of technical skills including mold making, he decided to produce a range of wall plaques. His son, W. Ray Bossons was a talented artist and the two set up a business in 1946 at Brook Mills in Congleton. They trained half a dozen young ladies as paintresses, young men as molders and were soon making a set of high-relief pictorial wall plaques. These were illustrated in their first ever catalogue in 1948-49 under the title "Beautiful Britain Series". the first plaque created by Bossons was entitled "Village Scene" followed by "Little Moreton Hall", "Shakespeare's Birthplace" and "Ann Hathaway's Cottage". When W. H. Bossons Sr. died in 1951, Ray Bossons took over the company and in 1958 designed the first of the internationally recognized "Character Wall Masks". The first character was a 10" "Snake Charmer" followed by the "Mandolin Player", "Drummer", "Caspian Man" and "Caspian Woman".