20 May 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,250
Estimate USD 1,200 - USD 1,800
A DERBY GROUP EMBLEMATIC OF 'WINTER' FROM THE 'CLASSICAL SEASONS'
CIRCA 1770, PATCH MARKS
From a set of figures emblematic of the Seasons modeled by Johann Friedrich Eberlein for Meissen, modeled as a bearded man shivering beneath a fur-lined cloak, a flaming brazier at his right foot before a red berried bocage, Cupid chopping firewood at his left, on rocaille-molded base enriched in gilt
10½ in. (26.5 cm.) high
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Cf. Peter Bradshaw, Derby Porcelain Figures, 1750-1848, London, 1990, pp. 72-75, no. D24.
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