15 March 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 529
GBP 300 - GBP 500
A figure of Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield
Sampson Smith, wearing black frock coat, waistcoat and trousers, modelled standing, his left hand resting on a pedestal and his right hand on his hip, on oval base titled in gilt, circa 1870 (light flaking to enamels and typical crazing to glaze) -- 42cm. high
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Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures Of The Victorian Era (1970), p. B195, fig. 48.
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