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    Sale 5323

    British Ceramics & Glass 1630-1830

    14 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 100

    TWO DERBY FIGURES OF A YOUTH AND COMPANION

    CIRCA 1756-58

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    TWO DERBY FIGURES OF A YOUTH AND COMPANION
    CIRCA 1756-58
    Possibly emblematic of Autumn and Spring, the youth modelled as a vintner carrying a basket of grapes on his back, his hair garlanded with flowers, enriched in a typical 'pale family' palette, his pink coat with a yellow lining, his waistcoat and breeches painted with flowers, the girl modelled holding a posy, her hair also garlanded with flowers, wearing a white bodice with yellow sleeves, a white apron with green lining and a skirt painted with flowers and edged in puce, each on a tree-stump base moulded with scrolls and applied with flowers
    5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm.) and 5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) high (2)


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    Cf. Peter Bradshaw Derby Porcelain Figures, 1750-1848 (London, 1990), pp. 70-71, pls. 57, 58 & 60 for related figures of Farmer and Companion.

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