15 March 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,292
GBP 400 - GBP 600
A pair of figures of a musician and companion
in Highland dress, each modelled standing, he holding a guitar in his left hand, a peacock perched on a rocky stump at his side, she with her right arm held to her waist beside a further peacock, well coloured, on rocky mounds applied with grassy tufts above shaped gilt-line bases, circa 1850 (each with very minor tiny chips) -- 36cm. high
See illustration (2)
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Please note that the bird on the female figure group is restored.
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