London, South Kensington
14 June 2001
A Staffordshire figure of Sir Walter Scott
wearing blue coat and pink trousers, a plaid over his left shoulder, modelled standing holding a book in his left hand, his hound Maida at his feet, on gilt-titled shaped oval base, mid 19th century (minor flaking to enamels) -- 28cm. high
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Cf. P.D. Gordon Pugh, Staffordshire Portrait Figures of the Victorian Era (1970), p. H501, fig. 57.
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