Derby figure of ‘Apollo’, neoclassical version with column & lyre, c. 1785


Rare Derby figure of ‘Apollo’, shown standing with laurel wreath crown, playing the lyre in his arms, a classical fluted column to one side, standing on a low fluted plinth with chamfered corners.

Incised ‘N243’ (model number)

also a modeller’s mark, and painter’s mark ‘8’ in red,

‘patch’ marks (from firing pads)

Circa 1785

24cm high

Condition: Excellent condition, very rare for figures of the 18th century. Small shallow chip beneath plinth is the only damage; the cloak has 2 firing flaws, see photo.  No cracks, wear, or restoration.




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