Uriah Heep figurine produced by Royal Doulton of Burslem, England, between 1949-1968. Uriah Heep is the villain in "David Copperfield", a novel by Charles Dickens. Heep, who is the hypocritical clerk for Mr. Wickfield, continually cites his own humbleness. He deviously plots to ruin Wickfield but is later undone by Mr. Micawber. On their first meeting, David Copperfield describes Heep as "a red-haired person-a youth of fifteen, as I take it now, but looking much older - whose hair was cropped as close as the closest stubble; who had hardly any eyebrows, and no eyelashes, and eyes of a red-brown, so unsheltered and unshaded, that I remember wondering how he went to sleep. He was high-shouldered and bony; dressed in decent black, with a white wisp of a neckcloth; buttoned up to the throat; and had a long, lank, skeleton hand, which particularly attracted my attention, as he stood at the pony's head, rubbing his chin with it, and looking up at us in the chaise. He had a way of writhing when he wanted to express enthusiasm, which was very ugly."
Charles Dickens Figurine Series