6 December 2004
A LIVERPOOL FIGURE OF A SEATED NUN
CIRCA 1760, RICHARD CHAFFERS' FACTORY, INCISED H S AND 2
Reading a holy text, in yellow veil, flowered habit, puce underskirt and red shoes (crack through waist, chest and veil, some restoration to edge of veil and foot)
4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) high
With D.M. & P. Manheim, New York.
M. Manheim, sale Sotheby's New York, 15th October 1996, lot 132.
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Cf. Bernard M. Watney, Liverpool POrcelain of the Eighteenth Century (Shepton Beauchamp 1997), fig. 467.
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