London, South Kensington
1 November 2001
A Derby bust of 'The Philosopher Laughing'
quarter-length, his head turned to the right, wearing a cap, shirt and cape, on a spreading circular socle, incised No 159, circa 1770 (the base broken and repaired, some scratches and rubbing) -- 15cm. high
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Cf. Peter Bradshaw, Derby Porcelain Figures 1750-1848 (1990), p. 281. pl. 229.
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