A PAIR OF DERBY BOCAGE CANDLESTICK FIGURES ALLEGORICAL OF 'LIBERTY' AND 'MATRIMONY', CIRCA 1770-75
A PAIR OF DERBY BOCAGE CANDLESTICK FIGURES ALLEGORICAL OF 'LIBERTY' AND 'MATRIMONY', CIRCA 1770-75
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Property from a Private Connecticut Collection

A PAIR OF DERBY BOCAGE CANDLESTICK FIGURES ALLEGORICAL OF 'LIBERTY' AND 'MATRIMONY', CIRCA 1770-75

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

Property from a Private Connecticut Collection

A PAIR OF DERBY BOCAGE CANDLESTICK FIGURES ALLEGORICAL OF 'LIBERTY' AND 'MATRIMONY', CIRCA 1770-75

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private Connecticut Collection


A PAIR OF DERBY BOCAGE CANDLESTICK FIGURES ALLEGORICAL OF 'LIBERTY' AND 'MATRIMONY', CIRCA 1770-75


each modeled as a shepherd or shepherdess seated and leaning against the balustrade of a low wall before a flowering bocage between two foliate-molded candle nozzles, 'Liberty' with a dove perched on his knee and a dog seated at his feet, 'Matrimony', with a recumbent sheep and holding a birdcage.

heights 12 in. and 10 ½ in.

30.5 cm and 26.7 cm

Condition Report

The female figure

overall good appearance. Spray to both figure's hands, leaves below sheep. Minor typical scattered chipping to leaves, the edges of some color filled. Her headdress lacking a feather with old discolored paint along edge.

Male figure, with some glaze crazing, both hands restored. Similar chipping to leaves which have been touched up with green enamel.


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.

Cataloguing

Catalogue Note

A pair of candlestick figures of this model is illustrated by Frank Stoner, Chelsea, Bow and Derby Porcelain Figures, 1955, pl. 62, and another similar pair, Property from the Estate of E. Franklin Robbins, was sold at Sotheby's New York, October 25, 1991, lot 45.

STYLE: Furniture, Silver, Ceramics
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