The figures are wrapped in flowing robes and looking slightly to the left with heads tilted. They are not strictly a pair, but two of a kind – both are taken from the same mould and were no doubt sold together, as quite often happened at this period.
A tin glaze over a pinkish body is typical of Clerici’s factory. Whilst this particular model is not recorded, a series of Chinese figures, some with cold decoration and occasionally signed are in the Musei e Gallerie di Milano and illustrated in Museo d’Arti Applicate: Ceramiche Tomo II, p486-491.
Height: 26.2 cm
Condition – Glaze shows chips to extremities, no restoration.
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