15 March 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 529
GBP 200 - GBP 300
A pearlware figure of Hygeia
wearing classical robes, modelled standing with her arms around a funerary urn above a pedestal, on grassy mound base -- 24cm. high; a figure of Andromache mourning the ashes of Hector, modelled standing on square brown-line base -- 24cm. high; a figure of a classical woman, modelled standing weeping at a funerary urn, on square brown-line base -- 23cm. high, circa 1820; and a pottery figure of Britannia, 20th century -- 37cm. high (4)
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Cf. Pat Halfpenny, English Earthenware Figures 1740-1840 (1991), p.249, for a similar figure of Hygeia.
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