15 March 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 176
GBP 200 - GBP 300
A figure of Uncle Tom
wearing green coat and striped trousers, a garland of flowers around his neck and a straw hat in his left hand, modelled seated with Eva standing on his right knee, wearing a white dress and holding a spray of flowers, on titled shaped gilt-line base, circa 1852 (a crack to Tom's left leg, minor chips and light flaking to enamels) -- 28cm. high
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Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures Of The Victorian Era (1970), p. B204, fig. 78.
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