Bow sweetmeat figure, ‘Turkish Man’, circa 1760
Bow sweetmeat figure, modelled as a ‘Turkish Man’ in a turban with a feather & purple coat, seated on a rock with a large scallop shell as his dish, on a low grassy base with rococo scrolls picked out in purple.
Minor losses & signs of age
Ex-Stockspring Antiques, London.
Exhibited: ‘A Treasury of Bow’, Melbourne/Ballarat/Hamilton 2000-1, item #213.
ref. Bradshaw B60, p106 for a discussion of these interesting pieces.
There is a matching ‘Turkish Lady’ sweetmeat.