London, South Kensington
28 March 2002
A pair of figures of William Ewart Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli first Earl of Beaconsfield
wearing frock-coats, waistcoats and trousers, each modelled standing with one hand on hip, the other resting on a pedestal, on titled shaped oval bases, circa 1870 (light crazing and rubbing to enamels) -- 30cm. high
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Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian Era (1970), p. B195, figs. 45 and 46.
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