20 September 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 329
GBP 300 - GBP 500
A figure of William Ewart Gladstone
wearing a black frockcoat, waistcoat and trousers, modelled standing, his right hand resting on a pedestal, titled in gilt, on shaped oval base, circa 1870 (minor seam cracks and crazing to the glaze) -- 43cm. high
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Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian Era (1970), p. B194, fig. 47.
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