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RARE DOULTON GLAZED STONEWARE GARDEN BENCH, c. 1900, the side supports modelled as seated sphinxes, before acanthus and channel scrolled backs with laurel swag embellishments, plinth bases both impressed 'Doulton Lambeth London' in characteristic script, later stained wood seat and back slats, 91 x 76 x 211cms
Provenance: At the present owners' property for approximately 30 years.
Auctioneer's note: Cf. Alistair Morris, Antiques from the Garden, 1999, p. 180 for detail of an identical model. Also Christie's, 20/1/08 sale, lot 233 for a similar bench formerly the property of L.S. Goddard, late of Camp Hill, Baldwin Estate, Staffordshire.
Condition Report: plinth, scroll, eye sockets and noses chipped
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