7 July 2005
The Property of William Worsley, Esq., removed from Hovingham Hall
A PATINATED LEAD FIGURE OF A CHILD RECLINING ON A MATTRESS
ENGLISH, LATE 17TH OR EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Blackish brown patina worn to reveal traces of a warm brown surface beneath; slight sagging to the mattress and very minor dents and casting flaws
16¾ x 9 x 11 in. (42.5 x 22.8 x 27.9 cm.)
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It has been suggested (Anthony Radcliffe, private correspondence with the owner) that the present lead figure is a product of the celebrated foundry at Hyde Park corner under John Nost I (died 1712).
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