A late Victorian Garnkirk Fireclay Company portrait bustRobert Burns
Lot 519
A late Victorian Garnkirk Fireclay Company portrait bust of Robert Burns
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,700 - 2,500
Auction Details
A late Victorian Garnkirk Fireclay Company portrait bust of Robert Burns
Lot Details
A late Victorian Garnkirk Fireclay Company portrait bust of Robert Burns
Depicted facing dexter with tunic and ruff, raised on a socle and plinth base, impressed GARNKIRK, raised on a late Victorian mahogany tapering plinth, The bust 88cm high

Footnotes

  • The Garnkirk Fireclay Company was founded in 1832 and by the mid century was pre-eminent due to the quality of the clay used and their designs and workmanship. The company exhibited at the Great Exhibition in 1851 at Crystal Palace, and exported to countries around the globe. It ceased trading in 1901 a few years after clay stocks were exhausted.
    For another example by Garnkirk see the dolphin, lot 1139 Bonhams Scottish Sale 20 August 2010.
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