Pair Derby figures, Jupiter & Juno, c. 1760.
An exceptional and rare pair of Derby porcelain figures, c. 1760. Finely modelled as Jupiter and Juno riding chariots, through clouds. Jupiter, crowned, and holding a thunderbolt; an eagle at his side.
Juno wearing flowing robes, and accompanied by a peacock.
Their costumes painted with flowers, possibly by the ‘Cotton stem’ painter.
The chariots crisply modelled with shell scrolls,heightened in gilt, and set upon billowing clouds.
Patch marks to the bases.
A similar pair is illustrated by John Twitchett, Derby Porcelain (1980), p.78 and another by Peter Bradshaw, Derby Porcelain Figures (1990), p.112
Height: 26.5 cm, 10 1/4”.
Width: 12.5 cm, 4 7/8”.
Depth: 12.5 cm, 4 7/8”.
Condition: Typical very minor repairs to the extremities. Overall excellent condition.