London, South Kensington
20 September 2001
A group of Victoria and Princess Royal
Victoria wearing a bonnet and a cobalt-blue gown, modelled seated holding the Princess Royal on her lap, on a shaped square base, circa 1845 (some crazing to glaze and patches of flaking to enamels) -- 16cm. high; a figure of a Highland hunter, modelled standing, a hound at his side, well coloured and gilt, mid 19th century (the glaze lightly crazed) -- 38cm. high
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Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian Era (1970), p. A131, fig. 69 for a similar figure of Victoria and the Princess Royal.
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Please note that the hunter's arm is restored.
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