Figure depicting of Lady Sale
- Object Number: 1980.P.152
- Simple Name: figure
- Production Place: Stoke-on-Trent
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Production Period:
- Summary: Figure depicting of Lady Sale. Earthenware with overglaze painted decoration and gilded inscription 'Lady Sale' on the base. Lady Sale depicted riding a horse in a blue dress and white coat and hat.
- Terms:heroes & villains
- Terms:18th & 19th Century Staffordshire
- Credit: P D Gordon Pugh Collection. Purchased with grant in aid from the V&A Purchase Grant Fund, The Art Fund and The Friends of The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.
- Additional Notes: Lady Forentia Sale (1790 - 1853) was born in 1790, in Madras, India. Aged 19 she married Sir Robert Sale, accompanying him on postings throughout the world and bearing him 12 children. She became a house hold name after the publication of her book, "A Journal of the Disasters in Affghanistan" in 1844. This recounted her experiences during the First Anglo-Afghan War, where she was amongst a group of women, children and soldiers take hostage by Akbar Kahn. . She proved herself a tough and resourceful leader of the prisoners, earning the nickname 'the Grenadier in Petticoats'.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery