A set of four Derby biscuit Cupid groups
Lot 255
A set of four Derby biscuit groups of the Elements, circa 1775-80
Sold for £2,500 (US$ 4,161) inc. premium
Lot Details
A set of four Derby biscuit groups of the Elements, circa 1775-80
Possibly modelled by N.J.F Gauron, in groups of two winged putti framing a central tree trunk, each group with appropriate attributes, set on high rockwork bases, 21.5cm-22cm high, all incised No48 (some restoration) (4)

Footnotes

  • These groups are described in Haslem's list as 'The Elements in two Groups, 83/4 ins., enamelled £2 12s 6d., biscuit £3 4s od.'. The Derby sale catalogue of 9 and 10 February 1773 included 'Two groups of elements, Earth and Air, finely modelled in biscuit £1 11s od.', also 'Two groups of the Elements, Fire and Water, finely modelled in biscuit £1 9s od.'
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