A cast brass door stop or chimney ornament commemorating Fred Archer (1857–1886). Fred, also known by the nickname 'The Tin Man', was an English flat race jockey of the Victorian era, and described as the best all-round jockey that the turf has ever seen. He was champion jockey for 13 consecutive years.
This brass ornament of him is an early example, as can be witnessed by the worn surface acquired of many years of polishing. We have not polished it since acquiring it, so it now has a pleasing mellow colour to it.
H: 23cm W: 32cm D: 3cm
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