21 January 2003
A STAFFORDSHIRE PEARLWARE FIGURE GROUP OF A SHEPHERD AND SHEPHERDESS
Circa 1800, attributed to Ralph Wood Jr.
Modelled as a shepherd sitting on a ledge playing his horn, his companion holding a staff at his left, a dog and a couple of lambs below, on a rockwork base
9¾in. (24.7cm.) high
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Manheim, pl. no. 34
See Oliver, p. 9, fig. 6, for a Ra. Wood example, circa 1775.
Fewer than 30 of these horseshoe-back armchairs are known to exist. This one comes to auction on 13 September in New York
Important Chinese works of art from one of America’s leading cultural institutions coming to auction in New York