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".