• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 367

    A DERBY PASTORAL GROUP OF A SHEPHERD AND SHEPHERDESS

    CIRCA 1775, WILLIAM DUESBURY & CO., INCISED NO.12, PATCH MARKS

    Price Realised  

    A DERBY PASTORAL GROUP OF A SHEPHERD AND SHEPHERDESS
    CIRCA 1775, WILLIAM DUESBURY & CO., INCISED NO.12, PATCH MARKS
    Wearing predominantly puce and pale yellow and flowered clothes, he playing a cornet with his dog at his side, she swooning before a two-tiered shell and dolphin fountain, with a sheep and a hat of flowers at her side, before a classical urn and cover with laurel swags and masks and supported by a tree on a green rockwork base applied with flowers
    13 in. (33 cm.) high


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    For a similar example sold in these rooms see John Twitchett, Derby Porcelian, 1980, p. 114, pl. 116.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    Acquired from Thrift Cottage Antiques, Bury St. Edmunds.


    Literature

    R. Sharp, Ceramics: Ethics & Scandal, New York, 2002, p. 143.