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Three Derby Biscuit Porcelain Figural Groups

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European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2875B
Date / Time :
January 09, 2016 10:00AM


Three Derby Biscuit Porcelain Figural Groups, England, c. 1780, each allegorical group depicting classical figures, two with a sleeping cherub, a third with cupid bound to a tree, each with foliated tree, two with incised factory mark, one with incised "No 235," ht. 12, 12 1/4, 15 1/4 in.
Estimate $400-600

Best to refer to the additional images for damages and losses.
One of the two similar groups with numerous chips to bocage; staining to cupid's head and slightly to rocky base; hairline and possible reglue to one wing; hairlines to tree trunk on backside; hairline through at lower trunk, through cloak along feet; restoration at one arm join at shoulder; other scattered losses to applied foliage and with scattered minor hair/firing lines.
Other of two similar groups with scattered losses to bocage; firing lines to base, treetrunk and at join of figure to base; arm resting on shoulder with restored hand; large hairline to base; scattered losses to applied foliage.
Group with cupid bound with scattered loss to bocage; large firing lines under base; sizable firing lines to base anfd through tree trunk; one arm from each of two figures restored; old discolored and rather sloppy repair to a join of one figure to the side of the base.

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United Kingdom, Allegory, Ceramic materials, Cherub, Cupid, Derby, Porcelain, Pottery, Sexuality in ancient Rome