The Victory Staffordshire flatback figure group – £1000 at Canterbury Auction Galleries.

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The figure titled The Victory is based on a print that appeared at the time in Cassell’s Illustrated Family Paper.

It shows a British sailor seated astride a cannon flanked by French and Turkish soldiers.

This example sold for £1000 at Canterbury Auction Galleries (27% buyer’s premium inc VAT) on August 6, adding to a list of recent four-figure sums paid for the best and rarest Staffordshire portrait figures.