George Frederic Handel

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George Frederic Handel

 

Stock No: 001079

 

Height: 9.75 Inches / 25 cm

 

Reference: Possibly Unrecorded in this large size but similar to a smaller example in Myrna Schkolne Staffordshire Figures 1780 t0 1840 Vol 4, Page 230, Fig 200.25

 

A superb, rare, and previously unrecorded large bust of George Frederic Handel 9.75 Inches high. This bust of Handel (1685-1759) the composer is in lead-glazed earthenware and painted in overglaze enamels. Dressed in full wig, neckerchief, pink buttoned jacket over which is thrown a yellow and orange cloak . He is on a shaped and sculpted burgundy-lined socle. Probably after a work by Louis-Francois Roubiliac. This example reminds me of similar quality figures produced by Ralph Wood but is not signed, the quality is stunning and the largest pearlware example of a Handel bust to be recorded c1790-1810. Condition, professional restoration to minor chips on socle.