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Rare Derby Muse Figural Group c1780

Rare Derby Muse Figural Group c1780


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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: English: Porcelain: Pre 1800: Item # 1441990

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A large elaborate and beautiful patch mark Derby porcelain figure group of "Music" from the Muses series. Some sources refer to a very similar group as "Poetry". However, this particular group is somewhat different and is a rare variant.

The group shows a woman, holding a lyre, standing in front of a reeded column on top of which is a book and a sheet of music. Atop the base is a standing putto holding a music pipe in one hand and some type of instrument in the other. A second putto is seated and reading a book. The base is decorated with flowers, a wreath resting on two books, and a comedy/tragedy type mask.

The underside of the base shows patch marks, an incised "No 216" and a small purple workman's mark.

The condition of this complex example is excellent, with no losses or chips, no restoration, strong paint colors. There is a very tight (common and not unexpected) crack underneath of the base. The height is 11", with a maximum width of 6".

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