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    Sale 5323

    British Ceramics & Glass 1630-1830

    14 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 10

    A PEARLWARE 'MARTHA GUNN' TOBY JUG

    CIRCA 1795

    Price Realised  

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    A PEARLWARE 'MARTHA GUNN' TOBY JUG
    CIRCA 1795
    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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