Early 19th century Staffordshire pearlware figure by Obadiah Sherratt, $3100 (£2600) at Lion & Unicorn.

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This 8in (2cm) high figure of a Scotsman in traditional attire alongside a hunting dog is known as the Deer Stalker, and follows a contemporary print of the same title. Although like most pieces from this period it is unmarked, it is thought to have been made c.1820 in the Staffordshire pot bank of Obadiah Sherratt. A scarce and popular model estimated at $100-200, it took $3100 (£2600).

This 12in (30cm) model of a street musician with his dog in front of the traditional puppet theatre booth is typical of the slip-cast figure of everyday Londoners that Charles Vyse (1882-1971) – a Staffordshire potter through and through – made at the studio he established with his wife Nell at Cheyne Walk in Chelsea from 1919.


Charles Vyse Punch & Judy figure group c.1928, $4200 (£3500) at Lion & Unicorn.

Leading this Floridian tranche of the Flower collection at $4200 (£3500) was a Vyse Punch & Judy figure group c.1928.

Another version of this model sold for £8000 at Bonhams in November 2006 while more recently in January 2019 one took £6600 at Henry Adams Auctions in Chichester.