A rare Worcester figure of a Turk circa 1768-70

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Lot 209
A rare Worcester figure of a Turk
circa 1768-70

Sold for £ 5,040 (US$ 6,932) inc. premium
A rare Worcester figure of a Turk
circa 1768-70
Standing with his right hand on his hip, his left hand resting on his sabre, wearing a long bright yellow coat trimmed with ermine, richly patterned skirt with flowers on a puce ground, jewelled belt and a plumed red turban, the round base applied with flowers, 14cm high (restoration to plume and small piece of hilt of the sword)

Footnotes

  • Examples of this model are found impressed with the initials To and IT, indicating that the modelling was the work of John Toulouse. A similar figure is shown in a watercolour by E F and T F Burney, circa 1784, intended as a design for the frontispiece of Nash's History of Worcestershire, depicting some of the famous products of the county. A contemporary eye-witness account by Mrs Lybbe-Powys records figures being made at Worcester in 1771. The colouring on this example is particularly fine, the strength of the yellow on his coat being a rare feature, as well as the elaborate nature of the painting on his skirt
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