21 January 2003
A CREAMWARE MODEL OF A GIRAFFE
Early 19th century
Modelled standing before a tree-trunk, on marbelized rectangular base
12 7/8in. (32.7cm.) high
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The present model appears to be unrecorded and possibly unique.
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