14 June 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 494
GBP 300 - GBP 500
A pair of equestrian figures of Napoleon III and the Empress of France
he wearing cocked hat and military uniform, she a veil and riding habit, both modelled turned in saddle, well coloured, on shaped oval gilt titled bases, circa 1854 (flaking to the enamels of the hair) -- 25cm. and 27cm. high
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Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian Era (1970), p. C243, figs. 86 and 87.
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