Two Leeds creamware figures of Street Musicians and a Staffordshire model of a Hen, circa 1770-85
Lot 181
Two Leeds creamware figures of Street Musicians and a Staffordshire model of a Hen, circa 1770-85
Sold for £1,187 (US$ 1,995) inc. premium
Lot Details
Two Leeds creamware figures of Street Musicians and a Staffordshire model of a Hen, circa 1770-85
The figures modelled as a young male tambourine player and a lady hurdy-gurdy player, both standing upon square bases, 19.5cm and 19cm high, the hen moulded laying with a chick under its left wing, on a mound base, 12.1cm high (some damage) (3)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: the Musicians from the Donald Towner Collection, Exhibited in the ECC 50th Anniversary exhibition, 1977, item 90 and in the NCS exhibition, Rotherham, 1997, item 59. Illustrated by Donald Towner, The Leeds Pottery (1963), pl.42A and B. A pair of these models in plain creamware marked LEEDS POTTERY is in the collection of Temple Newsam House, Leeds, illustrated by Pat Halfpenny, English Earthenware Figures (1991) p.176. The Hen model is illustrated alongside a saltglaze example by Diana Edwards, The influence of Saltglazed stoneware on Creamware, Creamware re-examined (2005), p.166.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the pair of figures at Temple Newsam House referred to in the catalogue are pearlware, not creamware examples.
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