This figurine was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It depicts Lady Godiva, who was a historical figure in English history. According to legend she rode through Coventry naked to get her husband, the Earl, to lower taxes. Another figurine made from the same mould was also found at this site.

Numerous crockery pieces were found all over the Little Lon site. Crockery gives us a glimpse of everyday life in Melbourne in the 1880s. In the houses around Little Lon, residents used decorated crockery. Most pieces were cheap earthenware or stoneware, yet provided colour and cheer. Only a few could afford to buy matching sets, and most china was probably acquired second-hand. Some were once expensive pieces. Householders mixed and matched their crockery from the great range of mass-produced designs available. 'Blue and white' and the 'willow' pattern, was the most popular choice and was produced by English potteries from 1790.

Physical Description

This is an unglazed porcelain figurine of a naked female figure mounted side-saddle on a horse, below the horse there is foliage visible. The base is oval and has an impressed inscription. The heads of the horse and the woman are both missing.

Physical Description

Unglazed porcelain figurine. Naked female figure mounted side-saddle on horse, above shrubs. Base has impressed inscription: 'LADY GOD...', to indicate that this is Lady Godiva. Figurine has head of woman and horse missing. Height 60mm, width 60mm. Figurine of lady Godiva. Same as figurine in 18/26/-/33/-, made from the same mould.

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