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    Sale 1987

    Important European Furniture, Works of Art, Ceramics, Carpets, And Glass

    20 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 32

    A DERBY BOCAGE 'TITHE PIG' GROUP

    CIRCA 1765, PATCH MARKS

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A DERBY BOCAGE 'TITHE PIG' GROUP
    CIRCA 1765, PATCH MARKS
    Modeled as a farmer holding a pig as his wife holds her swaddled child, a basket of eggs at her feet, the vicar awaiting their tithe, two piglets and a bundle of wheat at his feet, all below an arbor of pink blossoms, on a mound base
    6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A WESTERN GENTLEMAN