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A NAPLES (REAL FABBRICA FERDINANDEA) FIGURE OF A MUSE AND A LIMBACH CYLINDRICAL PEDESTAL

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A NAPLES (REAL FABBRICA FERDINANDEA) FIGURE OF A MUSE AND A LIMBACH CYLINDRICAL PEDESTAL
Circa 1800

The Muse with her brown hair tied in a gilt-edged cream scarf and loosely draped in a gilt and pink-edged robe, with gilt sandals, turned to her left and holding a pink-bound volume to her right side inscribed IST, standing on an oval blue and gilt edged green base (slight chip to edge of base), crowned RF mark in green, 12 1/4in. (31cm.) high; the Limbach pedestal painted in purple monochrome with a traveller and companion with a horse and dog in a wooded landscape vignette, the reverse with a bouquet, scattered flower-sprays and insects between bands of radiating turquoise foliage and gilt line rims (top pierced and with associated cracks, gilding rubbed), blue crossed swords and star mark, 5in. (13cm.) high (2)
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