26 April 2001,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 176
GBP 200 - GBP 300
An English parian figure of the Prince Wales
wearing a straw hat and a sailor suit, modelled standing with both hands in his pockets, on a rocky mound above a circular base, circa 1850 (his knife sheath broken off and re-stuck, minor staining to his hat and extremities) -- 27cm. high
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Cf. Paul Atterbury ed. The Parian Phenomenon (1989), p. 80. This figure was modelled after a painting of the Prince of Wales by F. Winterhalter dated 1849.
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