Pair Derby porcelain figures. ‘Sailor and his Lass’. c. 1790


A pair of Derby porcelain figures, c. 1790. Modelled as a ‘Sailor and his Lass’, the sailor wears a tricorn hat, waistcoat, jacket and knickerbockers, standing holding a cudgel in his right, three gold coins in his left. His pipe is held by the straps on his hat.
His ‘Lass’ wears a broad brimmed hat, blouse, apron and dress, painted with flowers.and beckons the sailor.
Both figures supported by a low bocage, and having moulded scroll bases, heightened with gilt.
Incised ‘No 316’ to both bases.
Condition - Repair to his left arm and chip to brim of her hat. Typical minor chips to flowers.
Height - 26.5cm, 10 3/8”.
These figures are thought to represent Henry Woodward and Nancy Dawson connected to Gray's ballad, ‘The Farewell of Sweet William to Black Eyed Susan’.

Literature: These figures are thought to represent Henry Woodward and Nancy Dawson connected to Gray's ballad, ‘The Farewell of Sweet William to Black Eyed Susan

Medium: Porcelain.

Signed/Inscribed: Incised model number ‘No.316’ to both bases.

Height:  26.50 cm, 10.43"
Width:  12.50 cm, 4.92"
Depth:  10 cm, 3.94"

Condition: Repair to his left arm and chip to brim of her hat. Typical minor chips to flowers.

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