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Emporium & Humber Family Collection Auction

Fri, Feb 4, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 44

Six Staffordshire Flatback Figures

Estimate: $200 - $400

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

British, 19th century, comprising: a seated couple and dog amongst flowers, gilt painted highlights on ivory ground, 14 in.; "Queen and King of Sardinia", depicting the standing figures with dalmatian, raised on oval base with title, further on a wood base, 14-1/2 in.; man and woman each with a basket of grapes, centered with flowering urn and clock, 12-1/4 in.; "Prodigals Return", depicting a father and son, raised on oval base with title, 13-3/4 in.; "Irish Piper" and "Irish Colleen", titled to bases, 14 in. and 13-3/4 in.; together with a spill vase, depicting a man with arms crossed, near a basket of fruit, 11-1/4 in.

Provenance: North Carolina Collection


seated couple a few hairlines, scratching, embedded dirt, label residue to reverse, label "Early Staffordshire c. 1830 $750" to reverse, felt pads to base; Queen and King of Sardinia with hairlines, scratching, some loss to painted finish, embedded dirt, label to base "$350", hole to reverse, and two drilled holes to wood base; two figures crazing throughout, rubbing to gilt paint, hole to reverse; Prodigals Return crazing throughout, some areas of loss to paint, label to base "Maridore Antiques, Greenwich, Conn."; Irish Piper and Irish Colleen, crazing throughout, areas of loss to paint, label residue to reverse, embedded dirt, label to each base "AG $300 - pair"; spill vase hairlines, minor loss to paint, areas of discoloration, firing flaws