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A SET OF FOUR DERBY ALLEGORICAL FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF THE ELEMENTS, Air as a woman with a bird and a birdcage, Fire as a gentleman standing beside a flaming urn, a canon at his feet, Earth as a gardener leaning on a spade, a watering-can at his feet and Water as a woman holding a fish, a basket of fish and water gushing over an upturned vase at her feet, painted in colours and enriched in gilding, standing before bocage, on pierced scroll-moulded bases enriched in turquoise and gilding and applied with flowers (Air with right arm a restored replacement and bird restored, Earth with left hand, spade and watering-can restored, all with minor chipping to extremities), Wm. Duesbury & Co., circa 1770

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A SET OF FOUR DERBY ALLEGORICAL FIGURES EMBLEMATIC OF THE ELEMENTS, Air as a woman with a bird and a birdcage, Fire as a gentleman standing beside a flaming urn, a canon at his feet, Earth as a gardener leaning on a spade, a watering-can at his feet and Water as a woman holding a fish, a basket of fish and water gushing over an upturned vase at her feet, painted in colours and enriched in gilding, standing before bocage, on pierced scroll-moulded bases enriched in turquoise and gilding and applied with flowers (Air with right arm a restored replacement and bird restored, Earth with left hand, spade and watering-can restored, all with minor chipping to extremities), Wm. Duesbury & Co., circa 1770
about 23.5cm. high (4)

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Cf. Peter Bradshaw, op. cit., p. 139, no. 121
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