A PAIR OF BOW FIGURES OF A SEATED SPORTSMAN AND COMPANION

A PAIR OF BOW FIGURES OF A SEATED SPORTSMAN AND COMPANION

Circa 1752
He 12.8 cm high, she 12.9 cm high

 

Wearing a tricorn hat, seated by his dog with a powder flask in his left hand, on a square base. This figure and its companion were sculpted by a distinctive hand in the period immediately after the works of the Muses modeller.

Exhibited:
‘Early English White Sculptural Porcelain’, The Paul and Bunny Davies Collection, E & H Manners, 2020, no. 8

References:
For other examples see:
Gabszewicz, Anton, Bow Porcelain, The collection formed by Geoffrey Freeman, (1982), p. 126, fig. 193)
Sotheby’s, 25 May 1938, Wallace Elliot collection, lot 208
Rosalie Wise Sharp, China to Light Up a House, Volume 1, (Canada 2015), p. 32, no. 127

Condition:
She with large section of dog bowl restored, losses to her bow and his gun barrel

Price: £4,000