Lot 1140Plymouth (William Cookworthy) Porcelain Bocage Figure Group
Circa 1769-70, unmarked
Modeled as two putti gathering narcissus and other flowers beside a long-horned billy goat with flowers in his mouth, before a flowering bocage on a rocaille-molded scroll base.
Height 8 3/4 inches (22cm). .
T.D. & T.O. Kellock Collection.
Sotheby's & Co., London, 18 July 1972, lot 129.
See William Bemrose, Longton Hall Porcelain, pl. XI for two related groups of cherubs feeding a goat (these now thought to be Vauxhall). See the British Museum, no. 1981,0101.393, for a similar bocage candleholder group with variant applied flowers, once attributed to William Cookworthy at Plymouth, now tested as soft-paste and reattributed to Vauxhall.
C Estate of Sarah Belk Gambrell
Sold for $693
Minor chips to flowers and foliage, small loss to one scroll foot, firing crack to interior back of base (approx. 1 3/4 in.).
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