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Wedgwood Carrara Bust of Shakespeare

Auction:
2975B
Lot:
61
Sold for:
$677$550

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2975B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 12, 2017 4:00PM

Description:

Wedgwood Carrara Bust of Shakespeare, England, c. 1864, modeled by Felix Martin Miller, mounted atop a waisted circular socle, printed on the reverse "The Shakespeare Memorial Bust published under the special sanction of the National Shakespeare and Stratford-on-Avon Tercentenary Committees by Howell James & Co. London April 23 1864," impressed sculptor and factory mark, ht. 11 3/4 in.
Estimate $300-500

In very good condition throughout with no evidence of any cracks, chips or restorations.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Howell James & Co., Felix Martin Miller, England, English literature, English people, Memorials to William Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon, William Shakespeare, United Kingdom

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