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PROPERTY OF ANOTHER OWNER

A RARE STAFFORDSHIRE WHITE SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE FIGURE OF THE 'SPINARIO'
CIRCA 1755-65
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
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195

PROPERTY OF ANOTHER OWNER

A RARE STAFFORDSHIRE WHITE SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE FIGURE OF THE 'SPINARIO'
CIRCA 1755-65
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE STAFFORDSHIRE WHITE SALT-GLAZED STONEWARE FIGURE OF THE 'SPINARIO'
CIRCA 1755-65
the figure modelled seated on a mound, naked except for a large flower, drawing a thorn from his heel, the wound marked with drop of brown slip, all raised on a waisted rectangular base.
length 5 3/8 in.
13.7 cm
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Provenance

The Rous Lench Collection, sold, Sotheby's, London, July 1, 1986, lot 137, bearing collection label no. 411
The Harriet Carlton Goldweitz Collection

Literature

Diana Edwards and Rodney Hampson, White Salt-Glazed Stoneware of the British Isles, 2005, p. 106, color pl. 74

Catalogue Note

The exact source for this unusual figure is unknown. A somewhat differently modelled Greek bronze of the subject exists in the Capitoline Museum, Rome, and this and other later bronze versions are discussed by Leslie B. Grigsby, The Henry H. Weldon Collection, English Pottery 1650-1800, pp. 326-327, no. 183, where the author illustrates a bronze example together with a white salt-glazed figure of the present type and a Staffordshire lead-glazed figure of a different form.

A similar white salt-glazed stoneware example was in the Collection of Jean and Kenneth Chorley, sold at Christie's, New York, January 25, 1993, lot 135; and another was offered at Phillips, London, June 13, 2000, lot 180.

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