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British, 20th century
OWL
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
101
British, 20th century
OWL
LOT SOLD. 4,375 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire: The Last of the Mitford Sisters

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British, 20th century
OWL
inscribed: -SAPERE AUDE
bronze, dark brown and gilt patina
32.5cm., 12 3/4 in.
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Provenance

Bequeathed by Peter Maitland (1937-2009) to Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire (1920-2014)

Catalogue Note

This owl and the proceeding painting of a tabby cat were a charming bequest left to the Duchess by her friend Peter Maitland, who was Director and Chief Executive of Mallet the antique dealers. The gift is a reference to the poem, the Owl and the Pussy Cat written by Edward Lear in 1871.

Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire: The Last of the Mitford Sisters

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London