An 18th Century Derby Ram by The Butterfly Painter

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Price: £2,650.00

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A wonderful Derby ram and calf painted by 'the butterfly painter' between the Planche and Duesbury Period, the ram standing proud at the rear, his head turned to sinister, magnificent horns curling around to his cheeks, its calf laid before him, legs tucked under on a white mound decorated with two clusters of flowers and a single elegant polychrome butterfly

Circa 1757 - 1758

13 cm high

For an example of a ewe and a calf by the same artist - Derby Porcelain by Twitchett pg.131 from the Sotheby's archives

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