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Lot 164

A collection of eight Staffordshire pottery flatbacks, 19th century, to include four depicting...

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Lot 164

A collection of eight Staffordshire pottery flatbacks, 19th century, to include four depicting...

Price Realised: £520

Estimate: £500 - £800

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 164


A collection of eight Staffordshire pottery flatbacks, 19th century, to include four depicting William Ewart Gladstone, 1809-98, variously standing with one hand on a plinth or wall and the other hand on or in front of his jacket, one example with an axe leaning near his hand and a Union Jack flying behind, three bearing his name to the base, the tallest approximately 40cm high; together with a similarly designed figure of a bearded politician, indistinctly titled, 38cm high; a figure of the Irish Nationalist leader Charles Stewart Parnell, 1846-91, dressed as a Roman general and holding aloft a green cape with Union Jack and Irish harp, titled to base, 34cm high; a figure of Roualeyn George Gordon-Cumming, 1820-66, The Lion Slayer, in Highland dress, titled to base, 42cm high; and a figure group commemorating the Acts of Union 1800, featuring allegories of Great Britain and Ireland seated on land separated by waves and shaking hands, overlooked by a winged angelic figure, 31cm high (8)

Provenance: The Property of the late Lord Avebury.

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The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

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