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A LARGE STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE GROUP OF WRESTLING PUTTI
A LARGE STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE GROUP OF WRESTLING PUTTI

CIRCA 1795, POSSIBLY MODELLED BY JOHN BACON, R.A., FOR ENOCH WOOD

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A LARGE STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE GROUP OF WRESTLING PUTTI
Circa 1795, possibly modelled by John Bacon, R.A., for Enoch Wood
In the sculptural manner of Claude Augustin Cayot and Jean Baptiste Pigalle, modelled as Eros and Anteros wrestling, one trying to step on a heart, arrows at their feet, on a circular marbelized base
16½in. (41.9cm.) high
Literature
Manheim, pl. no. 57

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See Haggar, fig. 42 for a similar example dated 1795.
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