Unrecorded Derby porcelain figure , 'Pale Family' period.


An extremely rare and unrecorded Derby porcelain figure, possibly Columbine, c. 1757. The light in weight figure being finely, and expressively modelled as a young girl, dancing, whilst holding flowers. Her dress painted in 'Indianische Blumen' style with oversized flowers, heightened in gilt, whilst she stands upon a simple mound base, embellished with moulded flowers.
Traces of 'Patch marks' to the unglazed base.
Height - 17 cm, 6 3/4".
Condition - Repair to neck, and both wrists. Otherwise in perfect condition.

Literature: Whilst this particular figure is apparently unrecorded, Peter Bradshaw 'Derby Porcelain Figures, 1750 - 1848', illustrates a Dry Edge Derby figure of Columbine, wearing a similar 'flowing' dress. Colour illustration IV - Columbine (B11). Whilst not identical, there are similarities.

Medium: Porcelain

Height:  17 cm, 6.69"
Width:  12.50 cm, 4.92"

Condition: Repair to neck, and both wrists. Otherwise in perfect condition.

£2,450

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