A very sweet pair of small Derby porcelain figures of sheep, modelled as a standing ewe and a ram stood on mounded and scrolled bases with floral bocages to the rear. c.1770. Patch marks to the ram.
They measure 7cm (2 3/4") wide by 4.5cm - 5cm (1 3/4" - 2") deep and 9.5cm (3 3/4") high.
Condition is very good: the ram is suffering a loss to his right ear. He has a tight hairline across his front right leg and glaze lines partway around his rear legs. The ewe has a tiny nick to the tip of her ear. Both have the usual minor losses to the bocage and some wear to the gilding on the bases. The slightly different decoration to the bases and tones of the green enamels show that they have been matched but work very well together. No restoration.
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