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    Sale 2037

    Important European Furniture, Ceramics, and Carpets

    21 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 287

    A DERBY WHITE BISCUIT GROUP OF PUTTI AS HUNTSMEN

    CIRCA 1775, INCISED NO. 251 AND REPAIRER'S X MARK

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    Estimate

    A DERBY WHITE BISCUIT GROUP OF PUTTI AS HUNTSMEN
    CIRCA 1775, INCISED NO. 251 AND REPAIRER'S X MARK
    Modeled in the round with four putti standing before a tree, each holding different attributes of hunting and attended by two hounds, on a rocky mound base
    9¼ in. (23.4 cm.) high


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    See Peter Bradshaw, Derby Porcelain Figures, London, 1990, p. 325, pl. 268 for another example of this model in the Derby Museums and Art Gallery. Bradshaw has posited that this group is possibly based on a Tournai prototype, see p. 159.

    Provenance

    The China Shop, Montreal, 7 October 1987.
    Anonymous sale; Waddington's, Toronto, 24 November 1986.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF CANADIAN COLLECTORS (LOTS 287-288)