• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 356

    A PAIR OF BOW FIGURES OF MUSICIANS IN EASTERN DRESS

    CIRCA 1765

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF BOW FIGURES OF MUSICIANS IN EASTERN DRESS
    CIRCA 1765
    Wearing pale-pink, turquoise, yellow and flowered clothes, she playing a flute and he a cornet, on shaped four-footed scroll-moulded bases enriched in puce and turquoise
    9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired from Jupiter Antiques, Kent.


    Literature

    R. Wise, Ceramics: Ethics & Scandal, New York, 2002, p. 162.