A rare pair of Derby biscuit figures of Musicians, circa 1775
Lot 84
A rare pair of Derby biscuit figures of Musicians, circa 1775
Sold for £1,125 (US$ 1,821) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare pair of Derby biscuit figures of Musicians, circa 1775
Modelled wearing pastoral costumes, she holding a tambourine above her head, he raising his left leg in the air to dance, standing against half classical columns upon circular bases encrusted with flowers, 19.8cm and 18cm high, incised crown, crossed batons and D marks, incised model numbers No365 and No36B* (restoration to her tambourine, minor chips) (2)

Footnotes

  • A very similar pair of figures in which the boy is playing a pipe and the girl a pair of cymbals, is illustrated by Peter Bradshaw, Derby Porcelain Figures (1990) No.365, p.372. Described in Haslem's list as 'Pair of Dancing figures: enamelled 18s 0d.', the models exist in at least two sizes in biscuit and enamel versions.
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