A rare pair of Derby figures of Jupiter and Juno riding in chariots, circa 1765
Lot 201
A rare pair of Derby figures of Jupiter and Juno riding in chariots, circa 1765
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,169) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare pair of Derby figures of Jupiter and Juno riding in chariots, circa 1765
Jupiter crowned with an eagle at his side and holding a thunderbolt, Juno with a peacock beside her, their chariots finely modelled, supported by billowing clouds, their costumes painted with flowers in 'cotton stem' style, 26.5 and 25.2cm high, patch marks (minor losses and repairs) (2)

Footnotes

  • The modelling of both the figures and chariots is particularly crisp on these rare groups, the complexity of the chariots being remarkable. A similar pair is illustrated by John Twitchett, Derby Porcelain (1980), p.78 and another by Peter Bradshaw, Derby Porcelain Figures (1990), p.112
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