Price

£3250.00

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Four utterly charming and rare gilded bronze sculptures of characters from commedia dell~arte, in the manner of John Cheere. John Cheere (1709-1787) was first in partnership with his brother Sir Henry Cheere, but took over John Nost's yard and his moulds for lead figures in about 1739. Until his death in 1787 he was the leading producer of lead statuary as well as working in plaster. During the 18th century, masked balls took place in Arcadian settings of country houses or in London's Ranelagh and Vauxhall pleasure gardens. Immensely popular, they were attended by fashionable society, perhaps dressed in the costume of the commedia dell~arte, or the ladies could be dressed as milkmaids, fruit or flower girls. These four cabinet bronzes reflect just such characters and stand upon plinths copied from a design used for the lead garden statuary of this same period.

English circa 1760.

h:8.75 in x d:2 in x w:2 in    

Price

£3250.00

Stock number

1877
Open by appointment only

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