A Derby group of three salts, circa 1780-85 (restoration to corner of base, and shells)
Lot 212
A Derby figural pickle stand or triple salt, circa 1780-85
Sold for £1,500 (US$ 2,451) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Derby group of three salts, circa 1780-85 (restoration to corner of base, and shells)
A Derby figural pickle stand or triple salt, circa 1780-85
Modelled as a lady, a gallant and a Commedia dell'Arte figure, grouped together on a high scrollwork base, the figures painted in pale tones of puce, yellow and blue picked out with small sprigs of flowers, holding three shell salts edged in light puce, the base picked out in blue and gold, 23.5cm high (some restoration)

Footnotes

  • Another example of this rare group is in the collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Accession number 60.175. An earlier example of this group is illustrated by Frank Stoner, Chelsea, Bow and Derby Porcelain figures (1955), pl. 59. An earlier related group with two figures holding baskets is illustrated by Dennis G. Rice, Derby Porcelain (1983), p. 109, pl. 58
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