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    Sale 12195

    Living With Art

    14 - 15 June 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 543

    A MATCHED PAIR OF STAFFORDSHIRE (RALPH WOOD) CREAMWARE BOCAGE FIGURE GROUPS EMBLEMATIC OF LOVE

    CIRCA 1790, IMPRESSED NOS. 88 AND 89

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    A MATCHED PAIR OF STAFFORDSHIRE (RALPH WOOD) CREAMWARE BOCAGE FIGURE GROUPS EMBLEMATIC OF LOVE
    CIRCA 1790, IMPRESSED NOS. 88 AND 89
    One inspired by ‘The Flute Lesson’ by François Boucher, the other known as ‘Shepherd and Shepherdess on Rock'
    11.½ in (29.2 cm) high and 10 ½ in ( 26.7 cm.) high


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    An almost identical pair was in the collection of Mrs. Charles E. Dunlap, sold Sotheby's, New York, on December 3, 1975, lot 133. Another example, the bocage mounted as candlesticks, was in The Henry H. Weldon Collection [Leslie B. Grigsby, English Pottery – Stoneware and Earthenware 1650-1800, The Henry H. Weldon Collection, New York, 1990, cat. no. 275, pp. 438-439].

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Provenance

    From the Marion E. and Leonard A. Cohn Collection.
    Bequest of Marion E. Cohn, 1966.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Sold to Benefit the Acquisitions Fund