Derby figure - venus with a dolphin & cupid, C. 1765 - For Sale

Derby figure - venus with a dolphin & cupid, C. 1765
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Stock #: 1010991 Size: 28cm high
Price: AU$ 2,850.00
US$ 2,992.50
€ 2,251.50
£ 1,881.00
Derby group of Venus, modelled standing on a rocky base scattered with shells and seaweed, wearing a simple dress with scattered blue & purple flowers, her right foot resting on a dolphin, cupid to her left twisting to see an apple she holds before her in her right hand.
Patch marks,
Circa 1765

References: ref. ‘Derby Porcelain Figures’ p 116 # E67; the dolphin & shells refer to her birth from the sea, cupid is her messenger, and the apple is the prize awarded to her by Paris, for being the most beautiful goddess.

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