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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 286

    A DERBY BISCUIT FIGURE GROUP OF TWO VIRGINS

    CIRCA 1775, INCISED MODEL NO. 195 AND STAR, THE MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO J.J. SPENGLER

    Price Realised  

    A DERBY BISCUIT FIGURE GROUP OF TWO VIRGINS
    CIRCA 1775, INCISED MODEL NO. 195 AND STAR, THE MODEL ATTRIBUTED TO J.J. SPENGLER
    Modeled as two young ladies standing before a tree, awakening a slumbering Cupid, the god of love using his quiver as a pillow, his bow at his side, on a rocky mound base
    12¼ in. (31 cm.) high


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    The present model is based on an engraving after Angelica Kauffmann. For a discussion of the model see Peter Bradshaw, Derby Porcelain Figures, London, 1990, p. 454. Also compare Christie's, New York, 23 May 2002, lot 231.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from a Private California Estate