Early Staffordshire pair of Cupids as a fruit & a pastry seller, Enoch Wood c. 1800
Pair of early Staffordshire figures of ‘Cupid in disguise’, one as a fruit seller, modelled as a girl standing with a basket of fruit, , an apple in her hand, the other as a boy with a basket of pastries, one in his hand, each on on a low grassy plinth set on a square base.
Attributed to Enoch Wood,
She: Good condition with a few minor marks, no restoration
He: same, the brown of his had a little mis-fired, some very small chips, overall good condition to both with no restoration evident.
These ‘Cupid in Disguise’ type of figures were first produced at the Continental porcelain factory of Meissen in the 1750’s, and subsequently copied by the English ceramics industry, in both porcelain and pottery.
This model of figure has previously been attributed to Enoch Wood.