London, South Kensington
27 June 2002
Two Derby figures of a musician and companion
Circa 1756, some of the decoration possibly later
Modelled as a gentleman playing a flute and a lady playing a mandolin, wearing a pink tricorn hat, a pale-yellow lined coat and flowered breeches, she wears a flowered over dress and a skirt with purple flowerheads, on scroll moulded bases (her head broken and restuck, each with their right hand and part of their instrument deficient, some other minor chips)
5½in. (14cm.) high (2)
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Cf. Peter Bradshaw, Derby Porcelain Figures, 1750-1848 (1990), p. 66, no. 49 for the mandolin player.
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