20 - 21 September 2004
TWO DERBY BISCUIT FIGURE-GROUPS EMBLEMATIC OF EARTH AND AIR
LATE 18TH CENTURY, EACH INCISED 'N48' AND 'X'
One modelled as a cherub climbing a tree to raid a bird's nest, a bird and cages on the ground at his feet, another cherub lacking from base, other damages; the second modelled as a cherub seated on the ground at the base of a tree, a basket of fruit at his side, another cherub lacking from base, other damages - 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high; a small biscuit figure of a putto reclining among flowers; and a Derby biscuit vase with fluted neck, handles lacking - 6¼ in. (16 cm.) high
8½ in. (21.6 cm.) high (2)
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