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    Sale 1983

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art And Ceramics

    9 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 294

    A BROWN-WESTHEAD, MOORE & CO. FIGURAL JARDINIERE

    CIRCA 1880, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, 30 AND 1285, BLACK PAINTED 1285.

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    A BROWN-WESTHEAD, MOORE & CO. FIGURAL JARDINIERE
    CIRCA 1880, IMPRESSED UPPERCASE MARK, 30 AND 1285, BLACK PAINTED 1285.
    Naturalistically modeled as a bearded figure in white robes seated before a tethered camel with colorful blankets strewn over its back, the animal recumbent beside a brick ruin forming the jardinière, all on a rocky circular base
    16 in. (40.6 cm.) wide, overall


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    The naturalistic modeling and subject of this group suggests the work of Joseph Brown, head modeler in the 1870's who specialized in animal subjects, including a pair of life-sized tigers displayed at the 1875 Paris Exposition. Also see Marilyn Karmason with Joan Stacke, Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey, New York, 1989, p. 124 for a description of the present model, described as 'dramatically modeled'; and Victoria Bergeson, Majolica, London, 1989, p. 61, fig. 40.

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