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Description
White china hippopotamus with emblem - "I Take But I Surrender / Sydney". In the centre is an emblem with a man on either side of it holding a spear. The man on the left is wearing a cloth round his waist and is bare-chested. The man on the right is dressed in a short brown jacket with long sleeves and matching brown trousers. A sword can be seen hanging from his waist. He is also wearing a hat. The hippopotamus is white in colour with 2 glass eyes and small ears tinted with a little gold paint. The tail is curved and swished to the right. It is also tinted gold.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Ceramic
Signature/Marks and Type
I Take But I Surrender Sydney Printed
Tuscan China / R.I.P.S.L Plan / England Printed
Accession No
1981.370
Credit Line
Figurine - Hippopotamus, 1981.370. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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