Bisque figure group, ‘Astraeus & the Anemoi’, by Dihl et Guérhard, Paris, c.1790
Large French bisque porcelain group, depicting Astraeus (Dusk) with the Anemoi (his children, the four winds), modelled resting on a tree stump being served wine from a ewer by Notos, the summer wind, while Zephyr (spring) Boreas (winter) and Euros (Autumn) play to one side, each with their attributes, set on an oval grassy mound, the whole on a high architectural plinth with four lions heads and standing on lions paw feet.
Unmarked, attributed to Dihl et Guérhard, circa 1790
small repairs including one chilt wing, cup's bowl, flowers
Refer to documentation for a full explanation of the identification of both subject and maker. Comparable pieces are to be found in the Queen's collection, purchased by George III in the 1790's.