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    Sale 7700

    Important English Furniture and Clocks

    22 January 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 1

    A PAIR OF BISCUIT PORCELAIN BUSTS OF QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCE ALBERT

    BY J. DURHAM, 1855

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF BISCUIT PORCELAIN BUSTS OF QUEEN VICTORIA AND PRINCE ALBERT
    BY J. DURHAM, 1855
    Each wearing the Star of the Order of the Garter Star, Albert also wearing the Star of the Legion d'Honneur, and the badge of the Spanish Order of the Golden Fleece, each stamped to reverse BROWN, WESTHEAD, MOORE & Co, the bust of Victoria signed 'J. Durham Sc OSBORNE 1855'
    Each approx 24½ in. (62 cm.) high; 19 in. (50 cm.) wide; 10 in. (26 cm.) deep (2)


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    J. Durham exhibited a bust of Queen Victoria at the Royal Academy in 1856, commissioned for the Guildhall and may relate to the present model.
    Prince Albert was created a Knight of the Order of the Garter in 1839 and of the Order of the Golden Fleece in 1841.

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    Provenance

    Sir Paul Getty, K.B.E. and by descent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
    (LOTS 1-13)