21 January 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,750
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
AN UNUSUAL SPANIEL PUPPY
The pup recumbent, his bushy tail curled forward, his coat mottled white enamel with dark brown patches delineated with brushstrokes
6 in. (15.1 cm.) wide
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