Pair Derby Porcelain Figures Deer, Doe & Stag c.1820

Pair Derby Porcelain Figures Deer, Doe & Stag c.1820

Code: FA0944


W: 9cm (3.5")H: 9cm (3.5")D: 5cm (2")

£410.00 Approx $517.68, €478.97

Very sweet pair of early 19th century Derby porcelain figures of recumbent doe and stag, c.1820. Set on shaped mounded bases with applied flowers and leaves and each with a bocage behind them. Sparsely decorated in gold with fancy collars, gilded hooves, facial detail and ears, tips of the antlers and some side markings to the stag. Incised number 3 to the base of each.

Provenance: Dennis G. Rice Collection, and illustrated in English Porcelain Animals Of The 19th Century, D. G. Rice, plate 127, page 156. 

They measure 9cm (3 1/2") high and 5cm (2") deep. The stag is 8cm (3 1/8") wide and the doe 9cm (3 1/2"). 

Condition is very good overall: Small amounts of professional restoration to the antlers, the stag's left ear and the doe's right one and her back left foot, all done very well. A few very minor losses to the bocage of the stag. A slightly larger section missing from the doe above her head, some usual chips to the tips of the leaves on the other side and a couple of the leaves around the back are discoloured.