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Auction: The Spring Sale: Day 1
was auctioned on: 16 April 2019
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Two pairs of Staffordshire figure groups of Dick Turpin and Tom King

Estimate: £80 - £120
ca. US$104 - US$156
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 44, Views: 9

Two pairs of Staffordshire figure groups of Dick Turpin and Tom King, various dates mid to late 19th century, the highwaymen modelled facing left and right on titled bases, 31cm and 27cm high Provenance: Property of Hermione, the late Countess of Ranfurly (1913-2001) and thence by descent. The Countess of Ranfurly (1913-2001) came to public attention with the publication of the first volume of her diaries To War With Whitaker 1939-45 (Heinemann 1994) in which she details her trials and tribulations following her husband, a lieutenant in the yeomanry regiment, the Sherwood Rangers through the North African campaigns with his valet Whitaker. After the war and with a house to fill she assembled a notable collection of mid 19th century Staffordshire figures, many of which were photographed for Commander Gordon-Pugh's seminal work on the subject.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Title: The Spring Sale: Day 1
Date of the auction: 16 Apr 2019
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
SW1Y 5LU London
United Kingdom
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