London, South Kensington
29 November 2001
A pair of Derby candlestick figures of Mars and Venus with Cupid
Mars wearing a plumed helmet and cuirrass and sandles, one hand at his waist, the other holding the hilt of a sword, a flag and shield at his feet, Venus wearing flower-sprigged robes, modelled standing holding a posy, cupid at her side reaching for the flower, on scroll-moulded and gilt mound base, circa 1770 (some damages and repair) -- 27cm. high
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Cf. Peter Bradshaw Derby Porcelain Figures (1990), p. 114, pl. 97.
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