London, South Kensington
26 April 2001
A pair of Derby figures of 'Ranelagh Dancers'
modelled as a gentleman and companion, each modelled standing, he wearing a tricorn hat, flower-sprigged jacket and iron-red breeches, holding a posy of flowers in his right hand, she wearing a bodice painted with with pale-green and puce circles, and flower-sprigged skirt, holding a letter in her left hand, on scroll-moulded bases, Wm. Duesbury & Co., circa 1765 (some restoration and minor damages) -- 21cm. and 22cm. high respectively
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Cf. John Twitchett, Derby Porcelain (1980), p. 77, pl. 65, for a similar pair of figures.
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