Stock #: 1013271 Size:
Price: AU$ 3,700.00
Very rare Derby figure of Minerva, from the ‚ÄòPale Family‚Äô group, modelled standing in classical armour, a Medusa head shield in one hand, her other raised to take a spear, an owl seated on books to one side, on a low circular base decorated in rococo scrolls, the whole painted in a limited palette of green, puce, and yellow.
References: Ref. Bradshaw B25, with B24 - Mars - as the companion. A pair sold at Bonhams, 5 Dec 2007 lot 281. This is a very rare form for Minerva, and was paired with Mars on these large rococo plinths. Derby made a Minerva with shield on a plain base, in
Condition: Firing flaws throughout, with original factory repairs before final firing; head re-stuck, finger & thumb restored.
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