A good Staffordshire lead glazed figure of a musician, circa 1760-80
Lot 16
A good Staffordshire lead glazed figure of a musician, circa 1760-80
Sold for £1,875 (US$ 3,157) inc. premium
Lot Details
A good Staffordshire lead glazed figure of a musician, circa 1760-80
Modelled as a seated fiddler, his jacket picked out in green and his hair in grey, the hollow oval base with rouletted borders and picked out in brown, the violin similarly treated, 13.6cm high (scroll of violin restored)

Footnotes

  • A figure of a man reading, perhaps a singer, from the same class as the present lot is illustrated by Pat Halfpenny, English Earthenware Figures (1991), p 23 (top). A piper and two bagpipers on identical bases are in the Capt Price Collection. For another violinist figure, see Leslie B Grigsby, The Henry H Weldon Collection (1990), p 416
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