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Heredities Creamware Scratching Foal
Of British manufacture, the Heredities company is primarily known for creating resin-cast bronze figurines. However, very early pieces were made of earthenware ceramic and are now quite hard to find.
Sculpted by Tom Mackie, this foal is a premium example of the kind of detail that can be found with Heredities Creamware. The glossy light brown color shows every hair! While this example does NOT bear a backstamp, it does have the sculptor’s name on the base and is definitely a Heredities piece. There is some crazing of the gloss glaze as might be expected with an older earthenware figurine. Otherwise MINT.
Born in Edinburgh in 1939, Tom Mackie attended Leith Academy. He then served a 5 year apprenticeship, qualifying as a master mold-maker with A. W. Buchan. Tom has lived in the Scottish Highlands since 1968 and now lives within the Cairngorm National Park. He began modelling for Heredities in 1976. It is therefore fairly likely that this foal may have been produced around the mid to late 1970s. Tom also sculpted for Teviotdale, a Scottish manufacturer of painted resin sculptures.
$xx postagepaid via USPS Priority Mail