12th Fifth Dragoons Review Order' on horseback, title in gold script and applied green seal To Commemorate the Centerary of Waterloo (1815-1915)...(one ear of horse missing; plume on hat missing and part of reins missing), 14.5"h; gold script 'Trompitte des Regiment de Hussards', also 'To Commemorate...'; 'Chasseur Volsigeur de la Garde de Paris' in gold script; 'Scots Guard Officer Order' in gold scrip and green applied seal 'To Commemorate...'; and, 'Gordon Highlanders'/A.D. 1815/ No. 662343/T. GOODE & CO./LONDON, also impressed COPYRIGHT COPELAND; all approx. 11.5"
Between 1912 and 1914, the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo approaching, the London retailer Thomas Goode & Co.r planned to offer a series of figures representing the British regiments of Wellington's allied army. A number of these specially marked, and now rare figures were imported from Saxony into England prior to the Waterloo centenary, but with the outbreak of war in August 1914 steps were taken by Goode and other retailers to disguise the German origin by covering Dresden factory mark, or ascribing them to English manufacturers, such as Copeland Spode, which produced a parallel if marginally inferior series of British figures at that time.
From a Cambridge, MA family.