A similar white salt-glazed figure of a woman is illustrated in Arnold R. Mountford, The Illustrated Guide to Staffordshire Salt-glazed Stoneware, fig. 217, where the author notes that another figure from the same mould is in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
The figures of ladies are in generally good condition. The sheep has several breaks which have been restored, including a small area with a made-up piece. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.