14 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 4,375
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
A PEARLWARE 'MARTHA GUNN' TOBY JUG
Decorated in Pratt colours, typically modelled seated with a flask and glass on her lap, wearing a bonnet and wide brimmed hat with the Prince of Wales feathers
10 in. (25.4 cm.) high
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Martha Gunn was famed for attending ladies on Brighton beach once they had exited the bathing machines. The fleur-de-lys commemorates her bathing of the Prince of Wales, later George IV, in 1785.
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