26 April 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 364
GBP 200 - GBP 300
A Robinson & Leadbeater bust of Lord Kitchener
quarter-length, wearing military uniform, on titled square base, incised to the reverse BY W.C. LAWTON/COPYRIGHT/FEB 9TH 1900, impressed mark -- 20.5cm. high; another of General Buller, incised to the reverse BY W.C. LAWTON/COPYRIGHT/OCT 30 1899, impressed mark (minute chip to base) -- 21cm. high; a plaster bust of Cecil John Rhodes (chips and restoration) -- 16cm. high; and a pottery whisky jug printed with a quarter-length portrait of Lord Roberts within a roundel, silver top, named in gilt (some rubbing to gilding) -- 17cm. high
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Cf. P. Oosthuizen, Boer War Memorabilia The Collector's Guide (1987), p.14, pl. 30, fig 2 for a similar whisky jug to that described, but with a different portrait.
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