London, South Kensington
28 March 2002
A group of the 'Original Polka'
modelled with a male and female dancer, he with his arm around his companion's waist, clasping her hand in his right hand, on shaped oval gilt line base, circa 1844 (minor damages and restoration) -- 20cm. high; a spill vase group of a boy and companion, seated before the tree spill, he with a hound at his feet, she with a bird on her right arm, mid 19th century (restored)-- 22cm. high; and a spill of a cow and attendant (damages) -- 16cm. high
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P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Figures of the Victorian Era (1970), p. E403, fig. 137 for a similar group to the lead item, with slight differences in dress.
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